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ANNUAL 



OF THE 



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ouisiana 



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erence 



OF. THE 



Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
(Seventy-first Session) 



HELD AT 



BATON ROUGE, LA, NOV. 22-27, A. D. 1916. 




9? 

1916 



Printed by the New Orleans Christian Advocate 
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 



INDEX 



Pages 

Appointments 42-44 

Assessments 38-55 

Boards and Committees 55-57 

Certificate of Ordination 24 

Chronological Roll 47-49 

Condensed Minutes 44-46 

Conference Classes 55 

Directory 50-54 

Journal 3-42 

Legal Conference Treas. report.. 17 

Lay Delegates 50 

Local Preachers serving as sup- 
plies 53 

Local Preachers 53-54 

Memoirs ,.-.-.. . . 59-61 

Roports- 

Auditing Board 15 

Auditor, Legal Conference 18 

Bible Society Board 26 

Board of Church Extension. . .18-19 

Board of Education, No. 1 8-10 

Board of Education, No. 2 22 

Board of Education, Treasurer. 41 

Board of Missions 39-40 

Board of Trustees, N. O. De- 
pository 32-33 



Pages 
Reports- 
Committee on Evangelization . . 25 
Committee on Church Publica- 
tions ... 32 

Committee on District Confer- 
ence Records 34 

Committee on Temperance . . . .35-36 

Epworth League Board 26 

Joint Board of Finance 36-38 

Legal Conference 17 

Orphans' Home Board 27-30 

Pineville Cemetery 33 

Secretary Woman's Mission- 
ary Society 11 

Statistical Secretary 15-17 

Sunday School Board • 20-21 

Treasurer Woman's Mission- 
ary Society 11 

Resolutions — 
Church Extension Invitation ... 35 

Enforcement Locke Law 38 

Representative Church 20 

State Fair 36 

Thanks 41 

Unification 31-32 

Statistical Tables 63-81 



ANNUAL 



OF THE 



Louisiana Conference 



OP THE 



Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
(Seventy-first Session) 



HELD AT 



BATON ROUGE, LA, NOV. 22-27, A. D. 1916. 




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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 



Conference Officers. 



PRESIDENT— Bishop E. E. Hoss, L. L. D., Muskogee, Oklahoma. 

SECRETARY— Fitzgerald S. Parker, D. D., Nashville, Tennessee. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARIES— 

John P. Foster, Shreveport, Louisiana. 
Thomas Carter, D. D., Nashville, Tennessee. 

STATISTICAL SECRETARY— Robert W. Vaughan, Ruston, Louisiana. 

ASSISTANTS TO THE STATISTICAL SECRETARY— H. Wade Cudd, C. V. Breithaupt r 
H. T. Young, R. E. Brumby. 

EDITOR OF MINUTES AND CUSTODIAN OF ARCHIVES— 
John F. Foster, Shreveport, Louisiana. 

CONFERENCE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AND COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTH- 
ERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY— W. W. Drake, Shreveport, Louisiana. 

CONFERENCE MISSIONARY SECRETARY— N. E. Joyner, Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

CONFERENCE LAY LEADER— W. S. Holmes, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 



Journal of the Louisiana Conference. 



FIRST DAY— WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1916. 

Convening. — The Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, convened in its seventy-first annual session at 9 a. m., Wednesday, November 22, 
1916, in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bishop 
E. E. Hoss in the chair. 

Opening Service. — The opening service was conducted by the Bishop and con- 
sisted of singing Hymn 3C5— 

"Love divine, all love excelling," 
prayer; singing Hymn 106, 

"O. Worship the King," 
reading from Mathew 7:1, ft'., and address thereon by the Bishop; singing Hymns 492 — 

'O for a closer walk with God," 
and 617, 

'On Jordan's stormy banks I stand." 

Calling the Roll. — The Roll was called by the Secretary of the preceding session 
and the following members, probationers and lay delegates answered to their names. 
(For RoH see appendix.) 

Clerical.— Robert Handle, J M. Brcwn, R. S. Isbell, J. B. Harper, S. J. Davies, H. 
J. Boltz, J. O. Bennett, J. I. Hoffpauir, H. S. Johns, H. W. May, F. S. Parker, W. F. Hen- 
derson. W. J. Porter, J. B. Williams, J. H. Brown, J. F. Foster, J. J. Kelly, C. F. Staples, 
William Schuhle, W. W. Drake, J. M. Henry, B. T. Crews, B. H. Sheppard, R. W. Tucker, 
P. M. Brown, R. H. Wynn, J. W. Lee, C. C. Miller, R. W. Vaughan, Thomas Carter, A. W. 
Turner, C. C. Wier, P. O. Lowrey, K. W. Dodson, F. N. Sweeney, A. J. Coburn, G. D. Pur- 
cell, W. R. Harvell, Briscoe Carter, C. D. Atkinson, H. N. Brown, J. G. Sloan, J. R. Roy, 
L. C. Wilson T. J. Warlick, E. K. Means, H. W. Bowman, J. F. Waltman, E. L. Cargill, 
W. D. Kleinschmidt, L. N. Hoffpauir, S. D. Howard, H. B. Carre, S. L. Riggs, W. H. Cole- 
man, J. D. Nesom, J. S. Rutledge, F 4 M. Freeman, W. W. Holmes, Felix R. Hill, A. F. 
Vaughan, A. S. Lutz, H. T. Carley, A. I. Townsley, H. N. Harrison, J. W. Booth, T. J. 
Holladay, J. B. Fulton, R. H. Harper, J. M. Alford, W. L. Doss, Jr., John Sholars, I. T. 
Reames, H. W. Ledbetter, V. D. Skipper, J. C. Ptice, S. S. Holladay, C. B. Powell, A. J. 
Bohnett. C. V. Breithaupt, F. J. McCoy, C. A. Battle, T. D. Lipscomb, Wm. E. Akin, A. J. 
Gearheard, S. H. Werlein, J T. Sawyer, J. A. MicCormack, R. S. Walton, J. G. Snelling, 
H. T. Young, R. H. Bamburg, L. E. Crooks, H. B. Perritt, A. H. Parker, F. R. Power, H. 
W. Cudd, W. J. Newsom, J. C. Rousseaux, J. A. Alford, J. W. Faulk, G. D. Anders, T. H. 
Morris, W. W. Perry, G. P. White, R. M. Brown, George Fox, T. J. Embree, O. L. Tucker, 
J. H. 'Hoffpauir, W. T. Woodward, W. S. Henry, W. E. Thomas, R. V. Fulton, Louis Hoff- 
pauir, S. D. Boberts, A. A. Bernard, G. S. Sexton, W. A. Mangham, C. E. Fike, J. L. Cady, 
H. B. Thoma^on, J. L. Williams, I. T. Beck, G. V. Romano, W. F. Henderson, Jr., Thomas 
L. Bryson. 

On Trial.— A. D. George, W. R. McPherson, J. L. Evans, A. L. Harper, F. B. Hill, 
R. W. Smith. 

Lay Delegates. — Alexandria District, A. W. Bryson; Baton Rouge District, (Rev.) 
H. C. Murphy, I. D. Wall; Lafayette District, R. E. Brumby; Monroe District, R. O. Ran- 
dle; New Orleans District, B. D. Talley, Charles O. Chalmers; Ruston District. P. K. 
Abel, (Rev.) J. F. Dring; Shreveport District, A. J. Scott, J. M. Middleton. (For Roll 
see appendix.) 



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Substitutions. — The following substitutions were made: Lafayette District, (Rev.) 
C. F. Starnes present, in place of H. G. Gilbert; Monroe District, W. R. Baker, present, 
in place of V7. M. Hunt; New Orleans District, H. H. Alirens, present, in place of W. B". 
Thomson. 

Election of Secretaries.— F. S. Parker was elected Secretary; Thomas Carter and 
John F. Foster were elected Assistant Secretaries. 

On nomination of the Secretary R. *W. Vaughan was elected Statistical Secretary 
and H. W. Cudd, C. V. Breithaupt; and H. T. Young, were elected Assistants to the 
Statistical Secretary. 

Resolutions on Editors of Statistical Reports. — The following resolution was 
passed en motion of R. W. Vaughan. 

Be it Resolved, That on nomination of the Statistical Secretary, an editor of 
statistical reports for each District be elected, whose duty it shall be to correct errors 
if any in form and additions of figures so that the reports may be entered without delay 
by the Statistical Secretaries. 

Be it further Resolved, That every pastor be urged to have his statistical reports 
in the hands of the Statistical Secretary; by the end of the first day of the Conference 
Session; and that any brother failing to comply with this rule be publicly called upon 
for his report. 

Be it further Resolved, That the rule requiring reports to be filed by the close of 
the second day be hereby rescinded. 

Editors of Statistical Tables. — In accordance with the foregoing resolutions the 
following editors of statistical tables were elected: 

Alexandria District — W. W. Perry. 

Baton Rouge District — H. T. Young. 

Lafayette District— C. E. Fike. 

Monroe District — H. W. Ledbetter. 

New Orleans District — H. B. Carre. 

Ruston District — W. L. Doss, Jr. 

Shreveport District — J. Cude Rousseaux. 

Hours of Meeting and Adjournment. — On motion of C. A. Battle the hour of 
meeting was made 9 a. m., and that of adjournment, 12 noon. 

Ear of Conference. — On motion of C. A. Battle the bar of the Conference was made 
the auditorium, exclusive of the gallery. 

Standing Committees. — W. W. Holmes for the Presiding Elders announced the fol- 
lowing nominations for Standing Committees, and the nominations were confirmed by 
the Conference: 

Committee on Conference Relations — J. B. Williams, William Schuhle, J. F. Fos- 
ter, W. D. Kieinschmidt, B. H. Sheppard, R. M. Brown, H. N. Harrison. 

Committee on Memoirs — J. D. Harper. 

Committee on Public Worship — H. W. Bowman, C. A. Battle, W. S. Holmes. 

Committee on District Conference Records — J. C. Rousseaux, L. C. Wilson, W. W. 
Perry, A. J. Gearheard, C. E. Fike, J. W. Lee, W. H. Coleman. 

Committee on Church Publications — R. H. Harper, S. J. Davies, E. K. Means. 

Committee on Sabbath Observance— George S. Sexton, C. C. Wier, W. E. Thomas, 
H. T. Young, S, L. Riggs, W. L. Doss, George Fox. 

Committee on Temperance — S. H. Werlein, J. M. Alford, A. W. Turner, N. R. 
Grigsby, Crow Girard, O. E. Townsend, W. R. Baker. 

Board of Lay Activities — W. S. Holmes, chairman; T. W. Holloman, Van Carter, 
W. M. Spinks, R. O. Randle, W. H. Moore, L. L. Upton, S. H. Porter. 

Substitutions and Additions to the Committee on Admissions. — The following sub- 
stitutions and additions were made to the Committee on Admissions: J. F. Foster vice 



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W. W. Holmes; J. O. Bennett vice P. H. Fontaine; A. G. Shankle vice A S. Lutz; J. D. 
Harper, J. D. Harper whose name has been left off by mistake. 

Communications. — Communications were received and referred as follows: 

From the Board of Trustees, to the Joint Board of Finance. 

From the Board of Education, to the Conference Board of Education. 

From the Board of Church Extension, to the Conference Board of Church Exten- 
sion. 

From the Sunday School Board, to the Conference Sunday School Board. 

From the Correspondence School, to the Ccnference Board of Education. 

From the American Bible Society, to the Bible Society Board. 

From the Epworth League Board, to the Conference Epworth League Board. 

From the Publishing House, to the Committee on Books and Periodicals. 
The Report of the President of Centenary College, to the Conference Board of Edu- 
cation 

The Report of the Superintendent of the Orphanage, to the Orphan's Home Board. 

The Report of Southern Methodist University, to the Conference Board of Edu- 
cation. 

Announcements. — II. N. Brown made an announcement on reporting the Sunday 
School assessment and W. W. Drake made an announcement on reporting the Educa- 
tion assessments. 

Introductions. — The following brethren were presented to the Conference: Dr. W. 
F. McMurry, Secretary of the Board of Church Extension; the Rev. Prof. H. M. Whaling, 
professor in the Southern Methodist University; Mr. Frank Reedy, Secretary and Treas- 
urer of the Southern Methodist Univesity; the Rev. George A. Thompson and the Rev. 
C. W. Crisler of the Mississippi Conference, and the Rev. Robert Shuler of the West 
Texas Conference. 

Ministerial Character. — Question 22 was called; Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administrations? 

The name of C. M. Thompson was called and his character passed. On motion 
his name was referred to the Committee on Conference Relations for the suepmumerary 
relation. 

The name of George D. Anders was called and his vcharacter was passed. There 
being no motion in his case he became effective. 

The name of P. H. Fontaine was called; his character was passed. On motion 
his name was referred to the Committee on Conference Relations for the supernumerary 
relation. 

The names of R. S. Isbell, J. F. Wynn, F. G. Hocutt, M. G. Jenkins (a letter from 
him being read), J. H. Brown, J. L. P. Sheppard, H. Armstrong, J. F. Patterson (a letter 
being read from him), T. S. Randle, R. A. Davis, John T. Sawyer, and F. N. Sweeney, 
were called, their characters passed and these brethren were referred to the Committee 
on Conference Relations for the Superannuate relation. 

The name of J. A. Parker, who had died during the year, was called, and by a 
rising vote his name was referred to the Committee on Memoirs. 

The names of Leon I. McCain and Charles F. Staples were called. These brethren 
were reported in good health, and no motion being made in their case, they became 
effective. 

The name of H. J. Boltz was called, his character was passed. On his own motion 
his name was referred to the Committee on Conference Relations rof the superannuate 
relation. 

The lames were called and the characters passed of the following brethren: 
Harry W. May, H. W. Bowman, J. Ivy Hoffpauir, Albert S. Lutz, W. W. Holmes, Briscoe 



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Carter, and Charles D. Atkinson. These brethren made reports of the work of the 
several districts. 

A letter received by the Secretary of the Conference, F. S. Parker, relating to 
the administration of H. W? Bowman was presented to the Conference, and on motion 
of F. S. Parker it was not received. 

The name of Felix R. Kill was called, his charatcer was passed, and, after ap- 
propriate remarks, his name at his own request was referred to the Committee on Con- 
ference Relations for the supernumerary relation. 

Greetings to other Church Bodies. — R. H. Wynn moved that the Secretary of the 
Conference be instructed to send telegrams of brotherly greeting to the Baptist Conven- 
tion now in session at Mansfield, the Presbyterian Synod at New Orleans, and the Chris- 
tian Convention at Alexandria. The motion prevailed. 

Telegram to the family of Bishop Wilson. — On motion of George S. Sexton the 
Secretary of the Conference was instructed to send a telegram of condolence to the 
family of Bishop A. W. Wilson recently deceased. 

Ministerial Character. — Question 22 was called: Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 

The names of the following brethren were called; they reported their works and 
their characters were passed: O. J. Chandler (transferred to the Kentucky Confer- 
ence), R S. Walton, I. T. Peck, W. W. Perry, J. M. Alford, H. B. Perritt, E. L. Cargill, 
W. S. Henry, Robert Randle, J. O. Bennett, Ben H. Sheppard, J. W. Booth, Paul M. 
Brown, F. M. Freeman, Jacob D. Harper, L. E. Crooks, A. J. Bonnett, S. L. Riggs, W. H. 
Coleman J. W. Faulk, and H. B. Vandenburg. 

Entertainment. — Dr. McVea for the Committee on Entertainment made announce- 
ments placing sixty automobiles at the service of the members of the Conference and 
inviting the Conference to-morrow afternoon to a trip to the Standard Oil plant, the 
Poplar Grove Plantation, and other places of interest. Visitor's cards for the Elk's 
Lodge and the Country Club were also presented to members of the Conference. 

On m* lion of James M. Henry, the invitations for to-morrow afternoon were ac- 
cepted with thanks. 

Substitution. — On nomination of James M. Henry, W. L. Doss, Jr., was put on the 
Board of Education in place of Albert S. Lutz. 

Bishop Hoss announced that to-morrow at 10:30 a. m., he would receive the class 
into Full Connection. 

By rule the Conference adjourned after the doxology and benediction by John F. 
Foster. 



SECOND DAY. 

Convening. — Conference convened according to rule at 9 a. m„ in second day's 
session, Thursday, November 23, 1916, Bishop Hoss in the chair. 

Devotional Service. — The opening service was conducted by the Bishop and con- 
sisted of singing Hymn 393— 

"Am I a soldier of the cross?" 
prayer led by Fitzgerald S. Parker, singing Hymn 1 — 

"O for a thousand tongues to sing," 
the reading of Hebrews 7:23 with comments. 

Approval of Minutes. — The minutes of the previous day's session were read and 
approved. 

Attendance. — The roll of those who had not answered to their names yesterday 
was called showing the following in attendance: 



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Clerical— D. C. Barr, Franklin N. Parker, Samuel S. Began, Martin Hebert, John 
L. Sutton, A. G. Shankle, C. M. Morris, Leon I. McCain, A. J. Oearheard, Gustave A. 
Morgan, H. E. Vandenburg : Hugh W. Jamieson. 

On Trial — Ben H. Andrews, J. L. Lay, A. C. Searcy. 

Lay Delegates — Alexandria District, Noel Norwood, R. R. Reddett; Baton Rouge 
District, O. E. Townsend; New Orleans District, Sam H. Meyer; Shreveport District, 
J. C. Foster. 

Substitutions. — A Percy Holt, alternate was put in place of W. B. Williamson, lay 
delegate from the Lafayette District and his attendance noted. 

Calling of Roll Dispensed with. — By consent the further calling of the roll was 
dispensed with. 

Seashore Divinity School. — The Rev. C. W. Crisler, President of the Seashore 
Divinity School, made an address outlining the work of the school and inviting the co- 
operation of the Conference for the coming year. 

H. W. Bowman Personal. — H. W. Bowman rose to a question of personal privilege 
and asked that the letter taking exception to his administration and declined by the Con- 
ference be read. It was suggested by the Bishop that there was no occasion for Brother 
Bowman's giving himself any concern about the matter, and as there was no question 
of character involved the question was thus disposed of. 

Election of Travelling Deacons. — Question 10 was called: What travelling preach- 
ers are elected Deacons? 

The name of William Ransom McP'hearson was called, the Committees of Exam- 
ination for the first and second years reporting that he had passed both examinations, 
his character was passed, Le was advanced to the class of the third yera and he was 
elected 10 Dt aeon's orders. 

The names of James Lambuth Evans and Albert Dean George were called and 
the committee of examination for the second year reporting favorably their characters 
were passed - and they were advanced to the class of the third year and elected to Dea- 
con's orders. 

Full Connection. — Question 4 was called: Who are admitted into full connectoin? 

William Ransom McPhearson, James Lambuth Evans, and Albert Dean George 
reported their works, they were called to the chancel, addressed by the Bishop, and 
after having given satisfactory answers to the Disciplinary questions, the committee on 
admission recommending, they were, by vote of the Conference, admitted into full con- 
nection. 

Report Number 1 of the Board of Education. — W. W. Drake presented Report 
Number 1 of the Board of Education. 

Pending the adoption of the Report of the Board of Education Dr. Stonewall An- 
derson, Secretary of the General Board of Education, was introduced and addressed the 
Conference, Prof. H. Moreland Whaling and Mr. Frank Reedy, Secretary-Treasurer of 
Southern Methodist University, and President R. E. Bobbitt of Mansfield College, also 
addressed the Conference. 

Extension of Time. — The hour of adjournment having arrived, on motion of W. W. 
Drake, the time was extended for hearing the address of the Educational brethren. 

Presentation to H. H. Ahrens. — With some felicitous remarks by the Bishop a 
gold mounted fountain pen was presented to Mr. Henry H. Ahrens, who has reported 
the procoediugs of the Louisiana Conference for twenty-five years. Mr. Ahrens respond- 
ed in well chosen words. 

Substitutions on Board of Church Extension. — On nomination of K. W. Dodson, 
William Sctmhle in place of C. D. Atkinson, and E. K. Means in place of F. R. Hill, Jr., 
were placed on the Board of Church Extension. 

Adjournment.— Announcements were made and Conference adjourned with the 
singing of the doxology and the benediction by the Bishop. 



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THIRD DAY. 

Convening. — According to rule Conference convened in third day's session Friday, 
November 24, 1916, at 9 a. m., Bishop Hoss in the chair. 

Opening Service. — The opening devotional service was conducted by the Bishop 
and consisted of singing Hymn 312 — 

"Oh Happy Day!" 
prayer led by Jacob D. Harper, singing Hymn 313 — 

"Oh Thou who comest from above!" 
and the reading of Ephesian l:15ff„ and comments by the Bishop. 

Minutes Approved,. — The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

Presentation to Bishop Hoss. — At this juncture in the proceedings a silver tray 
was presented to the presiding Bishop as a souvenir of his forty-fourth wedding anniver- 
sary. The presentation was made by Fitzgerald S. Parker, and the Bishop responded in 
grateful and felicitous word. 

Greetings from Ecclesiastical Bodies. — Telegrams of response and greeting were 
were received and read from the Baptist Convention, in session at Mansfield, the Chris- 
tian Convention at Alexandiia, and the Presbyterian Synod of Louisiana now in session 
at New Orleans, as follows: 

Mansfield, La., November 23, 1916. 
Jobn F. Foster 

Assistant Secretary Louisiana Annual Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
The Louisiana Baptist State Convention in Annual Session reciprocates your 
fraternal greetings, Acts, 20-32. C. P. RONEY, Secretary. 

Alexandria, La., November 23, 1916. 
Secretary Louisiana Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Baton Rouge, La. 

Fraternal greetings received and reciprocated in full measure of Christian fellow- 
ship. May God's richest blessings be upon your deliberations and may plans for the 
greatest advancement of our Master's cause in this State result therefrom. 

LEON CHAVANNE. 

New Orleans, La., November 23, 1916. 
John F. Foster, 

Assistant Secretary Louisiana Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
The Synod of Louisiana of the Presbyterian Church, United States in session at 
New Orleans receives with gratitude the greetings and good wishes of your body. The 
co-operation of our Churches has always been productive of mutual benefit; we there- 
fore express the hope that these co-operation efforts may be increased and we send most 
cordial greetings to your body praying that God's blessing may be upon its sessions. 

LOUIS VOSS, Stated Clerk. 

Adoption of Report Number 1 of the Board of Education. — The consideration of 
Report number 1 of the Eoard of Education, pending at adjournment yesterday, was re- 
sumed and Robert H. Wynn, President og Centenary College, W. Winans Drake, Confer- 
ence Secretary of Education, Robert Randle, James M. Henry, President of the Confer- 
ence Board cf Education, K. W. Dodson, R. William Tucker, and Bishop Hoss addressed 
the Conference. The report was then adopted as follows: 

REPORT NUMBER 1 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Your Board of Education is charged with the special care of an interest of the 
church which is not less sacred and important than any of the other great missionary 
or benevolent causes which are fostered by her. While it may not appeal as directly 
to the sympathies of our people, as do some other claims, the cause of Christian Educa- 
tion is vitallv bound up with every interest of the church, because it is essential in the 
training of effcient leadership in the work of the church, both in evangelistic and mis- 
sionary endeavor, and in the development of its benevolent enterpriess. It is increas- 



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ingly evident to thoughtful leaders in Education as well as in the church, that the effort 
of the church is needed in the educational system of the country in emphasizing the 
Christian element in all periods of educational life. It is almost self-evident that 
the church which will mould the future in any state or section is the church which 
educates its young people with proper emphasis on the fundamental Christian basis of 
life 

We rejoice in the progress made by our church as a whole in founding the two 
Universities — Emory and Southern Methodist. Since our Conference falls within the 
territory of the Southern Methodist University and is by Conference action represented 
upon its Board, we recommend to our people seeking University courses, and especially 
to our young ministers seeking theological training, to make use of the opportunities 
it offers. We congratulate the church upon the unique record of its first session in en- 
rolling a larger number of students than any other American University has matriculated 
in its first session; and, upon the bright prospects for increasing success and usefulness. 

We recommend that Rev. W. W. Drake be appointed Commissioner for the Univer- 
sity in the Louisiana Conference, and that the Commissioner be authorized to raise by 
personal contributions, as may be possible a memorial endowment fund for its Theolog- 
ical School. 

We regret the inability of our Board, through the pressure of our local demands, 
to make any appropriation at the present time toward the maintenance of the theological 
department. 

Louisiana Methodism is face to face with the question of the church college. 

It challenges us with this dilemma: Shall we depend upon other agencies or 
other sections of the churcn for the development of our leadership as a church? or shall 
we definitely and adequately undertake the task of providing colleges for our boys and 
girls sufficiently equipped and endowed to compete successfully with the state and 
other institutions? If we depend for the recruiting of our Ministry upon secular institu- 
tions, or other Conferences, it is certain that the supply will be uncertain and in- 
adequate, and our whole work is bound to suffer. If we depend upon the secular insti- 
tutions to furnish the leadership needed in the lay ranks of the church, we shall find 
that those institutions, confessedly planned to furnish leaders in the development of the 
state itself, its progressive teachers, farmers, engineers, politicians, can have neither 
the purpose nor atmosphere to train religious leaders to meet the great problems of the 
church. So that the whole future of our church in the state is largely dependent upon 
our treatment of this dilemma.. 

This question must be decisively answered by the one hundred and fifty preachers 
and thirty-sis thousand members of our Church in the State— not by passing resolu- 
tions or adopting reports, out by a loyal and united support of our institutions, whose 
possibilities of effective service are limited only by the means and patronage which we 
give them. The loyalty of the public schools of the State to its higher institutions has 
made possible the success of those institutions, and a similar co-operation of the Church 
with her colleges will produce similar results. The Methodists of the State have shown 
in reference to other interests, that when we realize the need, there is no lack of en- 
thusiasm or money to support a sacred cause. Our response to the challenge of Chris- 
tian education must be based upon a definite conviction of its necessity and a large and 
generous vision of its demands. 

The base line in the maintenance of our institutions and for any forward move- 
ment must be found in larger response to our regular Educational assessment. Our 
slogan must be the assessment in full. This would mean a large increase in the sta- 
bility and efficiency of our Colleges. How far short we have come of this ideal, is seen 
in the fact that only eighteen charges last year paid in full and thirty-seven reported 
nothing paid on it. As a Conference we stand near the foot of the list of Conferences, 
paying about half of this claim. 

CENTENARY COLLEGE. 

At present our most critical problem is Centenary College, which faces many 
difficulties. Your Board agreed with a number of Shreveport citizens at a meeting last 
March to increase, subject to the action of the Conference, the amount to be paid to 
Centenary by the Conference from $1600.00 to $2500.00 annually on condition that the 
people of Shreveport would, by renewal of the voluntary tax, which has expired, or 
otherwise provide as much as $3500.00 annually for ten years for the maintenance of 
the college. Under our present assessment, we will be able to meet this condition and 
we recommend that that agreement of the Board be confirmed by the Conference. Our 



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friends in Shreveport have made some progress toward the renewal of the tax, but have 
not been able to arrange in time for its collection this year. They have agreed to secure 
by other means the sum of $2500.00 for use the present session . The funds secured 
by the tax o^ otherwise from Shreveport and the increased appropriation by the Con- 
ference, will Insure for I3n years the basis of maintenance fo the college and give oppor- 
tunity for rai«ing funds for needed buildings and endowment which must be secured. 

The report of the President, which gives the main facts as to the conditions at 
the College follows: 

REPORT OF PRESIDENT OF CENTENARY COLLEGE. 

Centenary College opened its ninth session in Shreveport with a splendid teach- 
ing force and with a high grade of students though the number who have enrolled is 
small. Ten ministerial students have entered, eight of whom are now in school and 
three of whom members of the Conference, hope to receive degrees in June. We have 
nine sons of preachers, including one Baptist and one Presbyterian. 

A donation of ($1000.00) one thousand dollars from Mr. C. W. Blair made possible 
some urgently needed improvements. Among new features an outdoor gymnasium has 
been installed and military drilling has been introduced. Centenary in truth furnishes 
a most wholesome atmospaere for boys, and I again urge preachers and laymen to do 
all in their power to supply the increased patronage to which we are entitled, and if 
possible a stable and sufficient maintenance. 

Oar dormitory rooms are comfortable, our table fare is wholesome, our boys are 
studious, contented and gentlemenly in deportment. The spirit of the institution is bet- 
ter than at anv time since I have been in connection with it. R. H. WYNN. 

MANSFIELD FEMALE COLLEGE. 

Our College for girls at Mansfield is meeting with increasing success, having at 
present, we understand, the largest enrollment in its history, and is doing successful 
work. The special collection taken at the last Conference, about half of which was con- 
tributed by Mansfield citizens, enabled the Board to meet the payments that were due 
or overdue on the bonded indebtedness, and it is confidently hoped that the assessment 
will enable us to take care of all future payments. 

We recommend that the General Conference Board be requested to continue its 
appropriation of $1000.00 to the College. 

SEASHORE DIVINITY SCHOOL, 

We recognize the increasing value of the Seashore Divinity School and recom- 
mend to our preachers to attend its sessions and take advantage of its classes and lec- 
tures. Until we can see our way to make an appropriation toward its support, we recom- 
mend that the same plan be pursued as heretofore in raising at least $150.00 for its 
expenses. 

We realize that in reference to our Educational work, as in every phase of the 
Lord's business, the power that brings success in from the Lord, and we call upon our 
preachers and people to engage definitely in prayer that God may open the way for the 
enlarged success of our Educational institutions. 

J. M. HENRY, Chairman. 
W. W. DRAKE, Secretary. 

Offering for Centenary College. — A collection was taken by Bishop Hoss for Cen- 
tenary College amounting to $2031.00 in cash and subscriptions and handed to J. M. 
Henry representing the Board of Education. 

Attendance. — The presence of W. L. Calhoun, Lay Delegate from the Monroe 
District and N. E. Joyner, clerical member, was noted. 

Introductions. — The Rev. J. S. Renshaw of the Memphis Conference and Mr. S. B. 
McLean of the American Bible Society Agency were introduced to the Conference. 

Address by Mrs. Holt. — Mrs. A. P. Holt, Corresponding Secretary of the Woman's 
Missionary Society of the Louisiana Conference ,was introduced and addressed the 
Conference. 

On motion the reports of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary of the 
Woman's Missionary Society were received and ordered to record as follows: 



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REPORT OF TREASURER OF THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE 

LOUISIANA CONFERENCE. 

Amounts received November, 1915, to November, 1916 — 

Alexandria District $1575.00 

Baton Rougo District 734.63 

Lafayette District 1 243.25 

Monroe Disti ict 899.22 

New Orleans District 1702.09 

Ruston District 1477.63 

Shreveport District 4361.58 

Special Contributions 214.34 



$12,207.84 
MRS. J. J. HOLMES, Conference Treasurer. 
Minden, La., November 20, 1916. 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE. 

Number of Adult Auxiliaries 101 

Number of New Adult Auxiliaries 17 

Number of Members of Adult Auxiliaries 2388 

Number of New Members of Adult Auxiliaries 335 

Number of Young People Auxiliaries 27 

Number of New Young People Auxiliaries 8 

Number of Members of Young People Auxiliaries . 493 

Number of New Members of Young People Auxiliaries 143 

Number of New Junior Divisions 16 

Number of Members of Junior Division 1603 

Number of New Members of Junior Division 326 

Number of Baby Divisions 25 

Number of New Baby Divisions 7 

Number of Members of Baby Divisions .'-. 227 

Number of New Members of Baby Divisions 76 

Life Members made this Quarter 

Names added to the Memorial Roll this Quarter 

Subscribers to Missionary Voice 907 

Subscribers to Young Christian Worker 391 

Number of Auxiliaries presenting Stewardship 43 

Number of Scholarships 10 

Number of Bible Women 6 

Number of Schools supported 2 

Number of Auxiliaries observing Week of Prayer this year 62 

Number of Auxiliaries on Roll of Honor 31 

Amount sent Conference Treasurer $12,208.00 

Increase 2,797.00 

Amount raised for local purposes 115.77 

MRS. A. P. HOLT, Corresponding Secretary 

Crowiey, La., November 22, 1916. 

Ministerial Character.— Question 22 was called: Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 

The names of H. T. Young, J. B. Fulton, C. A. Battle, H. W. Cudd, A. J. Coburn, 
J. A. McCormick, J. J. Kelly, S. S. Bogan, John Sholars, S. J. Davies, J. B. Williams, 
R. V. Fulton, and H. S. Joims, were called and their characters passed. 

The name of George S. Sexton was called and he made report of the achievements 
of First Church, Shreveport, showing both financial prosperity and spiritual gains. His 
character was passed. 

Introductions. — Rev. A. L. Dietrich, Divisional Field Secretary of the General Sun- 
day School Board, was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

Ministerial Character. — Question 22 was resumed: Are all the preachers blame- 
less in their life and official administration? 



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The names of F. J. McCoy, A. I. Townsley, A. A. Bernard, A. F. Vaughan, iWilliana 
Schuhle, J. D. Nesom, J. H. Hoffpauir, C. V. Breithaupt, K. W. Dodson, C. C. Weir, H. N. 
Brown, Louis Hoffpauir, and Martin Hebert and M. C. Holt were called and their char- 
acters passed. 

Location. — Question 18 was called* Who are located this year? 

At his own request made in writing, M. C. Holt was located. 

Committee of Investigation in the case of W. T. Woodward.— At his own request 
for an investigation of rumors touching his character the following committee of in- 
vestigation in the case of W. T. Woodward was named by the Bishop: 

J. M. Henry, B. H. Sheppard, A. G. Shankle. 

Adjournment. — Announcements were made and after singing Hymn 180, 
"All hail the power of Jesus's Name!" 
to the tune M^es Lane, the benediction was pronounced by C. A. Battle, and Conference 
stood adjourned by rule. 



FOURTH DAY. 

Convening. — According to rule Conference convened in fourth day's session, 
Saturday, November 25, 1316, at 9 a. m., Bishop Hoss in the chair. 

Devotional Service. — The opening devotional service consisted of prayer by 
Thomas Car.er and singing 

"The Heavens resounded" 
by the Glee Club of the Louisiana State University. 

Approval of Minutes. — The minutes of the previous day's session were read and 
approved. 

The presence of A. S. J. Neill, clerical member was noted. W. B. Williamson, lay 
delegate from the Lafayette District was reported present and took his seat; A. P. Holt, 
alternate from Lafayette District, on nomination of the Presiding Elder was put in place 
of Crow Girard. The presence of L. L. Upton, lay delegate from Lafayette District, H. 
H. White, lay delegate from the Alexandria District, and S. H. Porter, lay delegate from 
the Shreveport. District, was noted. 

The Rev. S. A. Steel was introduced as a transfer from the Upper South Carolina 
Conference. 

Constitutional Question. — The Constitutional Question, sent down by the General 
Conference cf 1914, whether the Conference Lay Leader and the District Lay Leaders 
shall be ex-pfficio members of the Annual Conference, was presented for consideration. 
The roll was called and the vote taken with the result that 131 votes were cast; for the 
amendment. 67; against the amendment, 64. 

Transfers. — Question 6, Who are received by transfer from other Confreences? 
was called. 

The Bishop announced Lhe transfer of S. A. Steel from the Upper South Carolina 
Conference nnd C. F. Sheppard from the West Oklahoma Conference. 

Ministerial Character. — Question 22 was resumed: Are all the preachers blame 
less in their, life and official administration? 

The names of O. L. Tucker, R. H. Bamburg, W. R. Harvell, T. H. Morris, H. • N.- 
Harrison. W. J Porter, V. D. Skipper, George Fox, J. R. Roy, C. C. Miller, D. C. Barr, 
S. W. B. Caivm, H. W. Ledbetter, H. B. Thomason, J. F. Waltman, T. J. Warlick, R. M. 
Brown, N. E. Joyner, C. M. Morris, were called and their characters passed. 

Board of Church Extension Excused. — The Board of Church Extension was ex- 
cused by vote of the Conference. 

Ministerial Character. — Question 22 was resumed: Are all the preachers blame- 
less in their life and official administration? 



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The name of P. O. Lowrey was called and his character was passed. 

Withdrawal of T. V. Peters. — The name of T. V. Peters was called, his character 
was passed and, as he had become a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, his 
name was dropped from the roll and he was bidden Godspeed by the brethren. 

Ministerial Character. — Question 22 was resumed: Are all the preachers blame- 
less in their life and official administration? 

The names of S. IT. Werlein, A. J. Gearheard, R. H. Harper, F. R. Hill, Jr., W. E. 
Thomas, G. V. Romano, G. P. White, T. J. Embree, J. S. Rutledge, J. L. Sutton, F. S. 
Parker, and F. N. P'arker were called and their characters passed. 

Announcement with reference to the Prison Reform Committee.— J. L. Sutton 
made announcement with reference to the Prison Reform Committee and spoke upon 
the general subject of work for prisoners in Louisiana, 

Introduction.— The Rev. M. S. Dunning of the Christian Church was presented to 
the Conference. 

Ministerial Character.— Question 22 was resumed: Are all the preachers blame- 
less in their life and official administration? 

The names of H. B. Carre, Thomas Carter, E. K. Means, W. D. Kleinschmidt, S. 
D. Roberts, were called and their characters passed. 

The name of G. D. Purcell was called. He stated that he had retired from his 
work with the consent of ihe Presiding Elder. His character was passed. 

Tbe names of T. J. Holladay, W. L. Doss, Jr., W. E. Akin, J. G. Sloan, A. S. J. 
Neill, J. M. Brown, J. G. Snelling, G. A. Morgan, W. W. Drake, C. B. Powell, J. M. Henry, 
J. W. Lee, R, W. Vaughan, W. W. Drake, H. W. Jamieson, Jr., J. F. Foster, A. H. Parker, 
L. C. Wilson, J. C. Rousseaux, J. L. Williams, S, D. Howard, J. C Price, A. G. Shankle, 
W. F. Hendnr-son, F. R. Power, B. T. Crews, R. W. Tucker, L. N. Hoffpauir, S. S. Hol- 
laday, T. D. Lipscomb, I. T. Reams, H. T. Carley, A. W. Turner, and R. H. Wynn were 
called and their characters passed. 

Admission on Trial. — Question 1 was called: Who are admitted on trial? 

The name of P. S. Carpenter recommended by the District Conference of the 
Baton Rouge Dstrct was presented to the Conference but as he had not passed his ex- 
amination his application was withdrawn, but the Presiding Elder was givenautiiority 
to emplay his as a supply. 

Burnett Daniel Watson, duly recommended by the District Conference of the 
Baton Rouge District, was reported favorably by the Committee of Examination and 
Admission and was admitted on trial. 

Jones Mitchell Boykin duly recommended by the District Conference of the New 
Orleans District was reported favorably by the Committees on Examination and 
Admission and on vote of the Conference was admitted on trial. 

Richard Thomas Ware and Quinton Randolph Henry being recommended by the 
District Conference of the Shreveport District, the Committees of Examination and Ad- 
mission reporting favorably, were admitted on trial. 

Remaining on Trial. — Question 2 was called: Who remain on trial? 

The names of A. L. Harper, A. A. Phillips, F. B. Hill, Robert W. Smith, B. H. An- 
dre ws, and J, L. Lay, were called. Their characters were passed, and the Committee 
of Examination reporting favorably, they were advanced to the class of the second year. 

The names of A. C. Searcy and E. G. Wood were called; their characters were 
passed and the committees reporting that they had not passed the examinations on the 
course of study, they were continued in the class of the first year. 

Readmission. — Question 5 was called: Who are readmitted? 

The recommendation of Arch C. Holder from the Shreveport District Conference 
was presentee 1 and the Committee on Admissions reported favorably. There arising 



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some discussion as to the legality of receiving a member with an understanding con- 
cerning the appointment, the applcation was withdrawn by Brother Holder in person. 

Local Preachers from other Churches. — Question 7 was called: Who are re- 
ceived from other churches as local preachers? 

George W. Bolton, a local deacon from the Methodist Episcopal Church, having 
been duly received by the District Conference of the Alexandria District, his orders were 
recognized on condition that he present a certificate of agreement with us in doctrine 
and discipline. 

Wesley W 7 . Lantrip, an elder in the Methodist Protestant Church, having been 
received by the Alexandria District Conference, his orderse were recognized on condi- 
tion that he present a certificate of agreement with us in doctrine and discipline. 

Provision for Afternoon Session. — It was moved by J. I. Hoffpauir that when we 
adjourn we adjourn to meet at 2:30 p. m. The motion prevailed. 

Deacons of One Year. — Question 9 was called: Who are the deacons of one year? 

The names of Thomas Lyle Bryson, W. A. Mangham, and W. F. Henderson, Jr., 
were called; their characters were passed, and the Committee of Examination reporting 
favorably, they were advanced to the class of the fourth year. 

Withdrawal of W. B. Perritt.— The name of W. B. Perritt was called and his char- 
acter passed. 

At his own request, made through H. W. May, his presiding elder, he was per- 
mitted to withdraw from the ministry of our Church and the Secretary of the Confer- 
ence was instructed to secure his credentials. 

Location. — Question 18 was called: Who are located this year? 

The name of C. M. Thompson was called, his character passed, and at his own 
request, made in writing to the Bishop, he was located. 

Travelling Elders Elected. — Question 14 was called: What travelling preachers 
are elected elders? 

The names of Charles Edward Fike, James L. Cady, and Jason Abraham Alford 
were called, their characters passed, and the Committee of Examination reporting 
favorably, they were graduated in the course of study and elected to elder's orders. 

Deacons of One Year. — Question 9 was called: Who are the deacons of one year? 

The nnme of W. F. Roberts, in the class of the fourth year, was called and his 
character parsed. The Committee of the Fourth Year reporting that he had not passed 
the examination, he remained in the class of the fourth year as a deacon of one year. 

Presentation to H. W. May. — On behalf of the preachers in the Alexandira District, 
W. H. Coleman presented to H. W. May a gold handled umbrella in token of their 
regard. 

Adjournment. — The uoxology was sung, the benediction pronounced by H. H. 
Ahrens, and Conference adjourned by rule. 



FOURTH DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convening. — According to resolution the Conference met at 2:30 p. m. Bishop 
Hots in the chair. 

Devotional Service. — Opening services consisted of singing Hymn 537, 
"Oh God, our Help in Ages past!" 
and prayer led by J. T. Sawyers. 

Approval of Minutes. — The minutes of the morning session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Ministers from Other Churches. — Question 8 was called: Who are received from 
other churches as travelling preachers? 



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Alonzo Early, a minister in the Congregational Church, duly accredited, and be- 
ing recommended by tha Committee on Admission, was received as an elder and in full 
connection. 

Composition of District Conferences. — The following resolution was passed and 
ordered to record: 

Resolved: That the District Conference shall be composed in addition to mem- 
bers prescribed in the Discipline, paragraph 70, of four laymen to be elected by the 
Quarterly Conference of each charge, BRISCOE CARTER. 

W. E. AKIN. 

Location. — Question 18 was called: Who are located this year? 

W. J. Nesom at his own request presented in writing was located. 

Report of Auditing Board. — The following report of the Auditing Board was read 
and ordered to record: 

REPORT OF THE AUDITING BOARD. 

Your Auditing Board beg leave to report as follows: 
Received from all sources $27,767.00 

Disbursements — 

Bishops' Fund $1 ,032.00 

Conference Claimants 4,393.00 

Superannuate Endowment Fund 522.00 

Printing Minutes 345.00 

General Conference Expenses 8.00—$ 6,300.00 

Foreign Missions $4,969.00 

Specials Foreign Missions , . . . 332.00 

Home and Conference Missions 6,054.00 

Home Missions Special 31.00 

Conference Missions Special 18.00— $11,404.00 

Church Extension $3,180.00 

Special Church Extension 31.00—$ 3,211.00 

Education $5,099.00 

Education Special 24.00—$ 5,123.00 

American Bible Society 406.00 

Sunday School Field Secretary $ 896.00 

Children's Day Fund 139.00—$ 1,035.00 

District Parsonages 251.00 

Orphanage 37.00— $27,767.00 

A. M. MAYO, 
J. G. SLOANE, 
W. R. HARVELL. 
Baton Rouge, La., November 25, 1916. 

The report of the Statistical Secretary answering questions 23 to 50 was received 
as follows: 

REPORT OF STATISTICAL SECRETARY. 

Question 23 — What is the number of local preachers and members in the several 
circuits, stations and missions of the Conferences? 

Answer — Local preachers 86, increase 19; members 38,940, increase 2250. 

Question 24 — How many have been licensed to preach during the year, and have, 
their names been furnished to the department of Ministerial Supply and Training? 

Answer — Seven. Tw3 names sent in. 

Question 25 — How many candidates for the ministry are there, and have their 
names been furnished to the department of Ministerial Supply and Training? 



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Answer — Nine. Five names sent. 

Question 26 — How many infants have been baptized during the year? 

Answer — 949; decrease 91. 

Question 27 — How many adults have been baptized during the year? 

Answer — 1338; increase 25. 

Question 28 — What is the number of Epworth League? 

Answer — 81; increase 12. 

Question 29 — What is the number of Epworth League members? 

Answer — 2219; increase 147. 

Question 30 — What is the number of Sunday Schools? 

Answer — 343; increase 19. 

Question 31 — What is the number of Officers and Teachers? 

Answer— 3026; increase 342. 

Question 32 — What is the number of Sunday School scholars enrolled during the 
year? 

Answer — 32,674; increase 2404. 

Question 33 — What amount was assessed by the last Conference for the support 
of the Superannuate preachers, and the widows and orphans of preachers? 

Answer— $7000. 

Question 34 — What has been collected on the foregoing account, and how has it 
been aprlied? 

Answer — $4398 collected; increase $677. Distributed to the claimants. 

Question 35 — What has been contributed for Missions? 

Answer — Foreign Missions $5398, increase $809; Foreign Missions Special $496, 
increase $301; Home Missions $6483, increase $1947; Home Missions Special $20, de- 
crease $372; Conference Missions Special $65; Total Missions $12,462, increase $1750. 

Question 36 — What his been contributed for Church Extension? 

Answer— $3241; Special $10; Total $3251; increase $799. 

Question 37 — What nas been contributed for Education? 

Answer — Conference Education $5611, ncrease $1708; Education Special Educa- 
tion $7202; Total for Education $12,813. 

Question 38 — What has been contributed for the American Bible Society? 

Answer— $423, increase $33. 

Question 39 — What has been contributed for the support of the Presiding Elders 
and Preachers in charge? 

Answer — Presiding Elders $17,751, increase $504; Preachers in charge $119,047, 
increase $9821. Total for Ministerial support $136,798, increase $11,325. 

Question 40 — What has been contributed for the support of the Bisnops? 

Answer— $1061, increase $175. 

Question 41 — What is the number of Societies, and Houses of Worship owned by 
them? 

Answer — Number of Societies 406, no increase; Houses of Worship 357, in- 
crease 18. 

Question 42 — What Is the value of Houses of Worship, and what is the amount 
of indebtedness thereon? 

Answer— Value $1,419,310, increase $63,688; Indebtedness $63,357, decrease $56,688. 

Question 43 — What is the number of pastoral charges, and the number of par- 
sonages owned by them 9 

Answer — Number of pastoral charges 145, decrease 7; number of parsonages 128, 
increase 10. 

Question 44 — What is the value of the parsonages, and the amount of indebted- 
ness thereon 9 

Answer — Value $272,070, increase $16,851; Indebtedness $21,037, increase $1895. 

Question 45 — What is the number of Districts and District Parsonages? 

Answer — Districts 7; Parsonages 6, increase 1. 

Question 46 — What is the value of the District Parsonages, and the indebtedness 
thereon? 

Answer— Value of District Parsonages $29,000, increase $6000; Indebtedness 
$6050, decrease $890. 

Question 47 — What is the number of churches that . have been damaged or de- 
stroyed during the year by fire or storm, and what was the amount of damage? 

Answer — 6; amount of damage $457. 

Question 48 — What are the insurance statistics? 



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Answer — Insurance carried $650,725; Premiums paid $4690; Losses collected 
$1023. 

Question 49 — What are the Educational Statistics? 

Answer— Centenary College: Value of Property $130,000; Indebtedness $2000; 
Endowment $6000; Professors 6; Pupils 60. Mansfield College: Value of Property 
$75,000; Indebtedness $20,000; Professors 12; Pupils 147. 

Question 50 — How many copies of the General Organ, and of the Conference 
Organ are being taken? 

Answer — General Organ 282, increase 26; Conference Organ 1697, increase 60. 

ROBERT W. VAUGHAN, 

Statistical Secretary. 
HENRY T. YOUNG, 
H. W. CUDD, 
C. V. BREITHAUPT, 
R. E. BRUMBY, 

Bator. Rouge, La., November 25, 1916. Assistants. 

Local Preachers Elected Deacons. — Question 12 was called: What local preachers 
are elected deacons? 

James Edward Craig, duly recommended by the District Conference by the Baton 
Rouge District, and John Granberry Sawyer duly recommended by the District Confer- 
ence of the Shreveport District, were elected to deacon's orders. 

Ben H. Andrews having been three years a local preacher and one year on trial 
in the traveling connection was elected to deacon's orders. 

Local Elders Elected. — Question 16 was called: What local preachers are elected 
elders? 

Frank Brooks Hill, duly recommended by the District Conference of the Shreve- 
port District was elected to elder's orders. 

The Committee on Conference Relations reported answeirng Questions 19 and 20. 
The report was adopted. 

Supernumerary. — Question 19 was called: Who are supernumerary? 

Felix R. Hill and P. H. Fontaine were granted the supernumerary relation by vote 
of the Conference. 

Superannuates. — Quertion 20 was called: Who are superannuated? 

R. S. Istell, J. F. Wvnn, F. G, Hocutt, J. H. Brown, J. L. P. Shepard, H. Armstrong, 
J. F. Patterson, T. S. Randle, R. A. Davis, F. N. Sweeney, J. T. Sawyer, M. G. Jenkins, 
and H. J. Boltz, were granted the superannuate relation by vote of the Conference. 

Report of Treasurer of Legal Conference. — The report of the Treasurer of Legal 
Conference was read and received as follows: 

LEGAL CONFERENCE TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Bills receivable, loans maturing during year $7,321.00 

Bills payable, amount borrowed during year 3,500.00 

Rentals Bynum Place 285.00 

Rentals Franklinton property 160.00 

Interest "Moore Fund" 96.50 

Interest on Securities 1,313.27 

$12,675.77 
Disbursements — 

Overdraft City Bank (last year) . $ 196.51 

Paid account storm damage 102.07 

Bills receivable (loans made during year) 6,486.00 

Bills payable (borrowed of City Bank) 4,303.00 

Interest on loans, City Bank 44.51 

Expense 216.55 

Rentals Franklin property 160.00 

Appropriated to Joint Board of Finance 750.00 

To Board of Missions 80.00 

Cash Balance 340.13 



$12,675.77 
Certificate of Auditor is appended. 

S. H. MEYER, Treasurer. 



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CERTIFICATE OF AUDITOR. 
The Legal Conference Committee, Louisiana Annual Conference 

Gentlemen: This is to certify that the undersigned has audited the books of your 
Treasurer, Mr. S. H. Meyer, and found the same correct. The bills receivable and out- 
standing loan accounts amounting tc $57,475.90 are as follows: 

Red River Land and Cattle Company $40,000.00 

W. W. Duson, "Moore Fund" 1,000.00 

Crowley Methodist Church , 125.07 

Crowley Methodist Church ' 2,000.00 

Crowley Methodist Church 120.00 

George A. Leroy 1,000.00 

Mrs. Anna Stock and others 500.00 

Mrs. V. Goery 500.00 

Miss J. C. Christian 600.00 

Miss J. C. Christian 100.00 

J. J. Donavan 300.00 

Mrs. Mary A. Gray , 600.00 

C. B. Fee 1,000.00 

C. B. Free, accrued interest 180.8:; 

W. A. Robinson 5,000.00 

Mrs. Emily Bernice 1,000.00 

Theodore T. Daly 800.00 

Householders Building and Repair Company 400.00 

Mrs. F. M. Cruso 500.00 

S. R. Yundt 1,000.00 

John E. Gorman 400.00 

Charles Noe? 350.00 



New Orleans, La., November 21, 1916. 



$57,475.00 
Respectfully, 

G. H. WASSON. 



Report of Board of Church Extension. — Robert O. Randle read the report of the 
Board of Church Extension which was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Your Board of Church Extension beg leave to submit the following report: 

In accordance with the instructions of this Conference by action taken in 1915. 
the President of this Board attended the meeting of the Conference Board representa- 
tives held at Louisville, Kentucky, and he with the other members of this Conference 
who attended received a great inspiration. 

Among other matters discussed at that meeting was the subject of Church Ar- 
chitecture, and your Board desires to call the special attention of our preachers to this 
matter. Our General Board has established a department of Church Architecture and 
has made a beginning in the preparation of plans and information on that subject. We 
advise those who are contemplating the building of churches to take this matter up 
with the General Board. 

At this point we believe it is well to call the attention of the brethren to the fol- 
lowing resolution of the General Board on this subject* 

"Resolved, That it is the sense of this Board that our people who contemplate 
asking for Church Extension funds for the erection of churches, either by loan or dona- 
tions, shall submit their financial methods and architectural plans to the Corresponding 
Secretary of the General Board, or to the Executive Committee of the Conference Board, 
within whose bounds the Church is located, and secure their approval of the same. 

Failure to do this shall debar them from securing funds from these Boards." 

While we have not followed this rule at this time, we believe that is a wise one, 
and that it should be applied to our work in the future. 

We wish* to call attention to the literature provided by the General Board on the 
subject of Church Extension, and furnished without cost to preachers, for their own 
use and for distribution. We suggest that a supply of this literature be procured by our 
preachers and distribution made of same. We would also recommend that the cause oi 
Church Extension be presented from the pulpits of our churches as often as practicable, 
and that the Missionary features of this work be specially referred to. 



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We desire to congratulate the whole Church on the acquisition of the new build- 
ing at Louisville. This building is convenient and beautiful and gives to the Board of 
Church Extension permanence and prestige greatly to be appreciated. 

There was an offer to present to each pastor who paid his Church Extension As- 
sessment in full, a copy of the life of David Mortion, by Bishop Hoss. If any of our 
pastors have overlooked this offer we would urge them to avail themselves of the offer 
by writing to Dr. McMurry for their copy. 

We 'suggest that money collected on the Church Extension assessment during the 
year be promptly forwarded by the brethren to the Treasurer, so that the portion pay- 
able to the General Board may immediately be put to work. 

We are sorry that more of our Sunday Schools are not making use of the Sunday 
School Birthday Jars. During the past year only nine schools have contributed with a 
total amount of sixty-two dollars and eighty-three cents. This is an important agency, 
but one too lightly esteemed. A large increase could be secured if any general campaign 
were promoted through the Conference. 

We note with pleasure that the collection for 1916 shows an increase of six hun- 
dred and fifty-one dollars over 1915; the collection this year is three thousand two hun- 
dred and eleven dollars; even this, however, is less than fifty per cent of the assessment. 

During the year 1915 only 6.9 cents per capita was paid by our Conference to 
Chtirch Extension. We deplore this insignificant contribution, and we submit that our 
people should pay not less than the total amount assessed for this cause. 

The assessment for 1917 has been placed at the same amount as for 1916, to-wit, 
the sum of five thousand nine hundred and seventy dollars. 

During the year past the members of your Board have made an earnest effort to 
bring to the attention of all our District Conferences the cause of Church Extension. 
We believe that this has been productive of good and it is our intention to continue 
this work. 

Your Board has carefully considered all the claims presented to it, and has 
apportioned the funds at its command as, in its judgment seemed best, and as herein- 
after set forth: 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Total Amount collected on 1916 Assessment $3,130.00 

Specials • 31.00 

Ca^h on hand from 1916 115.77 

Total $3,326.77 

Disbursements — 

To the General Board $1,590.00 

Donations : 

To Reeves $100.00 

To Natchitoches 225.00 

To First Church, New Orleans 100.00 

To Raceland 150.00 

To Daisy 175.00 

To Doyline 100.00 

To Queensboro 100.00 

To Noble Charge (Belmont 100.00 

To Vivian 150.00 

To Pelican 100.00— $1 ,300.00 

To Balance < . 436.77 

$3,326.77 

Loans : To Greenwood $500.00 

The apportionments for 1917 are as follows: 

Alexandria District $861.00 

Baton Rouge District 879.00 

Lafayette District ■. 830.00 

Monroe District 707.00 

New Orleans district 775.00 

Ruston District 978.00 

Shreveport District 940.00 



$5,970.00 
K. W. DODSON, President. 



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Address of S. S. McKermey. — The Rev. S. S. McKenney, Commissioner for the 
Representative Church, was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

S. H. Werlein introduced the following resolution, which were adopted: 

RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE WASHINGTON CITY REPRESENTA- 
TIVE CHURCH. 

Whereas, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is erecting in the City of Wash- 
ington, D. C., ?. Representative Church Building for all of our people, and 

Whereas, the General Conference Commission who are charged with the respons- 
ibility of carrying forward this enterprise are calling upon all the Annual Conferences, 
as such, to make contributions to this most worthy cause. Therefore Resolved: 

First— That we, the Louisiana Conference now assembled in annual session at 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, do hereby subscribe the sum of two thousadn five hundred 
($2500.00) dollars for this enterprise. 

Second — That we request the Bishop now presiding to appoint a Commissioner 
from each District in the Conference whose business it shall be to see that this matter 
is presented to each charge in his District, endeavoring to raise during the ensuirig 
year by a free-will offering such proportion of this subscription as may be necessary 
to redeem this pledge. 

Third — That these Commissioners may call to their assistance the Conference 
and District and charge Lay Leaders in carrying out this action. 

Fourth — That these Commissioners meet as speedily as possible and organize for 
the purpose of carrying out these resolutions. 

J. G. SNELLING, 
S. H. WERLEIN, 
JOHN L. WILLIAMS. 

The Bishop requested the Presiding Elders to name the Commissioners provided 
for in the resolution. (They appear in the list of appointments.) 

H. N. B v own presented the report of the Sunday School Board which was adopted 
as follows: 

REPORT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 

We approach this session of our Conference with a profound sense of the increas- 
ing importance of the Sunday school work. The Sunday school has gradually advanced 
from the position of the most neglected and the most insignificant of religious agencies 
to where it is the most useful and the most universally recognized of all the auxiliaries 
of the modern church. No church can be without it, or its equivalent and live in this 
age of efficiency. 

It is the purpose of your Board so to serve the Sunday schools of our Conference 
as to aid them in becoming real schools of religion, performing real religious educa- 
tional work in all our churches. 

We are glad to report that the Sunday school interests are advancing along all 
lines throughout the connection. Our literature is enjoying a steady growth. While 
two of the uniform publications have shown a decreased circulation, and the Graded 
Sunday School Magazine has suffered a slight loss, there is a grand total of nearly two 
and a half million and a not increase of 113,000 in circulation. 

An encouraging sign of improvement is the rapid growth of the Teacher Training 
movement, looking to the greater efficiency of our Sunday school workers. We commend 
the attention of our Colleges to the movement for the installation of Teacher Training 
work as a part of their regular curriculum. 

We urge attention to the Institutes and Schools of Principles and Methods of 
which that at Lake Junaluska is now the most thoroughly prepared. But others are be- 
ing planned, and the one in connection with the Seashore Divinity School will probably 
be a development of the near future. 

Perhaps the most significant movement of to-day in the Sunday school world is 
the Organized Class movement, of which the Wesley Classes is the Methodist Phase. 
Your Board has planned and asks your endorsement of a Wesley Bible Class Federation 
to meet in Alexandria in the early part of next year to promote interest in this grow- 
ing branch of our work. The Sunday schools are showing increased interest in Mis- 
sions. They are studying China in the graded and uniform classes. The Sunday schools 
gave $205,000 last year for Missions. 



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THE WORK IN OUR OWN CONFERENCE. 

Rev. W. H. Coleman, the Field Secretary appointed by Bishop Atkins at the last 
session of this Conference, was appointed to the pastorate at Alexandria after four 
months service in the office, and by authority of the Bishop, your Board employed Rev. 
C. V. Breithaupt to fill tne vacancy. In the seven and a half months of his service, he 
has travelled over 11,000 miles, made 165 addresses, and participated in 81 Sunday 
School Councils. Your Board did not believe it practical to continue the salary of the 
Fieid Secretary at $250.00 per month, and at its mid-year meeting we reduced the salary 
to $125.00 per month, with travelling and stenographic expenses added. We believed 
that this would meet wich the general approval of the Conference. 

Your Board supplies literature to several needy Sunday schools, on recommenda- 
tion of the Presiding Elders, and has made it a rule to supply children's day programs 
to all Sunday schools not able to provide them, when such schools will agree to observe 
Children's Day, and send the offerings to our Treasurer. Your Board recognized the 
valuable service rendered to many of our Sunday schools by the Louisiana Sunday School 
Association. 

We recommend the continuance of the two per cent assessment for the main- 
tenance of the work of the Field Secretary. 

We request Bishop Hoss to appoint Rev. C. V. Breithaupt to the office of Field 
Secretary. 

We recommend the adoption of the following resolution: 

Whereas, the General Sunday School Board of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, holds_in its possession $50,000.00 which was raised in our Sunday schools for the 
endowment of a chair of Sunday School Pedagogy for the training of preachers and 
Sunday school workers of our Church, and 

Whereas, the General Sunday School Board has agreed to turn over one-half of 
this amount (the other half going to Emory University), to the School of Theology of 
Southern Methodist University, on condition that an additional $35,000.00 be raised for 
the endowment of the Department of Sunday School Pedagogy; and, 

Y/hereas, Dr. E. B Chappel, our Sunday School Editor, has endorsed the plan 
proposed by the Trustees of Southern Methodist University to raise the additional 
amount required and has agreed to make use of the Sunday school publications of the 
Church in order to lay this important interest on the hearts of our people; therefore, 
be it resolved: 

First— That we co-operate in this undertaking by naming the second Sunday in 
March (or come Sunday as near thereto as practicable) "Religious Education Sunday:" 
agreeing on the above named Sunday to call special attention in all our Sunday schools 
to this endowment fund, and to take a special offering for this purpose. 

Second — That we call upon our pastors to preach special sermons on Religious 
Education on the Sunday named, and ask our congregations to allow the regular open 
corection on "Religious Education Sunday" to go to the endowment of this Department 
in Southern Methodist University. 

It is understood that all monies raised for this fund are to be sent to the Treas- 
urer of the Annual Conference Sunday School Board, and by him sent to Frank Reedy, 
Bursar, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. . 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. N. BROWN, President. 
J. A. ALFORD, Secretary. 

Place for Next Session. — Question 52 was called: Where shall the next session 
of the Conference be held? 

Minden was put in nomination and unanimously chosen. 

Report Number 2 of vhe Board of Education. — W. W. Drake read report Number 2 
of the Board of Education. 

W. H. Coleman moved to amend by striking out the recommendation that Thomas 
Carter and H. B. Carre be appointed professors in Vanderbilt University. 

After discussion the pending question was ordered on motion of C. A. Battle and 
the amendment prevailed. 

The report as amended was adopted as follows: 



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REPORT NUMBER 2 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Your Board of Education, realizing that our people can be brought into vital co- 
operation with our Educational plans only by a definite and powerful conviction of their 
importance, would call attention to the law requiring each pastor to preach once a year 
on this subject* and emphasize the necessity of circulating literature upon this subject. 

We commend the plan of the General Board in co-operation with other Boards, of 
setting apart an Educational day in the Epworth Leagues, Sunday schools, bringing the 
colleges of the Church to the attention of our young people. 

We also call attention to the requirement that a sermon on the call to preach shall 
be preached in each congregation, and to the plan of setting apart vocation day in our 
Sunday schools. 

We rejoice in the widening usefulness of the Correspondence School and recom- 
mend, especially to our undergraduates, its courses of instruction. 

We have considered the request of the Department of Supply and Training that 
we leyy an assessment for Ministerial Education, to be used for assisting young men 
in their education for the ministry eighty per cent to be directed by the Conference 
Board and twenty per cent by the General Conference Board, and in lieu of the assess- 
ment suggested have appointed a committee to work out definite plans for securing 
such a fund. 

We commend to our people the Seashore Camp Ground School at Biloxi, Miss., 
under the joint control of the New Orleans, Seashore and Mobile District Conferences, 
as a good training school in a healthy location and under wholesome Christian manage- 
ment. 

We recommend that the assessment for Conference Education remain at $10,000, 
which, combined with the assessment of the General Board of $1890.00 as follows: 

Alexandria District $1,716.00 

Baton Rouge District 1 J49.00 

Lafayette District 1,653.00 

Monroe District 1,412.00 

New Orleans District 1,540.00 

Ruston District 1,947.00 

Shreveport District 1,873.00 

Total $11,890.00 

We recommend the appointment of the following Trustees of Mansfield Female 
College: 

Clerical— W. W. Holmes, W. H. Coleman, A. G. Shankle, K. W. Dodson, J. G. 
Snelling, W. R. Harvell, N. E. Joyner, H. N. Brown, W. F. Henderson, J. M. Brown. 

Lay — L. B. Wilcox, J. H. Thatcher, A. M. Mayo, A. P. Holt, Dr. W. D. Haas, Frank 
Hunter, Dr. J. M. Middleton, O. H. Jordon, A. W. Baird, A. P. Taliaferro, W. L. Calhoun, 
C. B. Hicks, S. A. Kidd, R. E. Bobbitt. 

We recommend the confirmation of the following as Trustees of Centenary Col- 
lege: J. M. Robinson, G. L. Prestridge, R. O. Randle, T. W. Holloman, T. C. Clanton. 

We recommend the appointment of R. H. Wynn, as President and H. T. Carley 
as professor in Centenary College, and F. N. Parker as professor in Emory University. 

W T e recommend the appointment of W. W T . Drake as Conference Secretary of 
Education. 

J. M. HENRY, Chairman. 

W. WINANS DRAKE, Secretary. 

Paper from the Board of Education. — The following paper from the Board of 
Education was read by W. W. Drake and adopted: 

PAPER FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Committee appointed by this Conference to examine candidates for admis- 
sion on trial in attempting to discharge its duty finds itself confused because of the 
following facts: 

1. The General Conference of 1914 enacted that "the educational requirements 
for admission on trial into the travelling connection shall be equivalent, so far as En- 
glish branches are concerned, to the requirements set by the Educatioanl Commission 
for admission into a standard college, etc." See Discipline 1914, Paragraph 729 first 
issue; Paragraph 730 second issue. 



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2. In the first issue of the Discipline for 1914, paragraph 730 gives the follow- 
ing course of study for admission trial: English Grammar, Rhetoric, Geography, Arith- 
metic, with special referenc-3 to Bookkeeping; Outlines of World's History (Swinton); 
Manual of Christian Doctrine (Banks) ; Wesley's Sermons on "Justification by Faith" 
and the Witness of the Spirit; the Book of Discipline; written Sermon. 

From the second issue of the Discipline of 1914, the paragraph just quoted is 
omitted entirely. 

3. That part of the course of instructoin relating to general education given in 
paragraph 730 of the first issue of the Discipline of 1914, does not harmonize with the 
requirement found in the same Discipline paragraph 729. The course outlined is not 
equivalent to the requirements of the Educational Commission for admission to the 
freshman class of the standard college. 

4. In the later issues of the Discipline of 1914, there are no courses of study 
given for candidates for admission either in general education or in specifically religious 
subjects. 

On account of the confusion resulting from the situation here given, we respect- 
fully request our Bishops to give to the Church at an early date a definite statement of 
the courses of study required under the law of 1914 of Candidates for admission on trial 
into the travelling connection, said statement to cover courses both in general educa- 
tion as well as specifically religious subjects. 

J. I. Hoffpauir moved that when we adjourn we adjourn to meet Sunday afternoon 
at ?. o'clock, in Memorial Session. The motion prevailed. 

After the benediction by W. W. Drake, Conference adjourned on motion. 



FIFTH DAY. 

The Conference Love Feast was held in the First Methodist Church, led by J. T. 
Sawyer. Pulpits of city churches were filled by members of the Conference. 

At the morning service in the First Methodist Church, Bishop Hoss preached and 
after the sermon ordained deacons and elders. 

Convening. — Conference convened in memorial session at 3 p. m. Jacob D. Harper 
in the chair. 

Hymrj 592 was sung: "What, though the arm of conquering death does God's own 
house invade 9 

The Conference was led in prayer by J M. Brown. 

C. A. Battle read as Scripture lessons Psalm XXIII, and 2 Corinthian V. 

Question 21 — Question 21 was called: What preachers have died during the past 
year? 

Answer — J. A. Parker. 

J. D. Harper read a memoir of Brother Parker and was by consent granted time 
to perfect manuscript of same as the report of the Committee on Memoirs. (See Ap- 
pendix.) 

J. M. Brown, Robert Randle, H. W. May, R. W. Tucker, Stephen J. Davis, and 
John T. Sawyer made eulogistic remarks upon the life and character of the deceased 
brother; after this one nundred or more brethren stood in testimony that their lives 
had been touched and blessed by Dr. Parker 

In the absence of Bishop Hoss, who was to have made a memorial address on 
Bishop Wilson, whose death had been announced the first day of Conference, it was 
moved by F. S. Parker that a suitable memoir of Bishop Wilson be prepared for in- 
sertion in the minutes. The motion prevailed. 

It was moved by R. H. Wynn that the Editor of the Minutes be instructed to pre- 
pare and insert in the Annual sutiable memoirs of sisters M. G. Jenkins and Wilson 
Moore, who had died during the year. The motion prevailed. 

On behalf of the Asbury Memorial Committee Dr. S. A. Steel was introduced and 
addressed the Conference en Francis Asbury. 

On motion of R. S. Isbell the Conference by a rising vote thanked Dr. Steel for 
his inspiring address. 

The Conference was declared adjourned and the benediction was pronounced by 
S. A. Steel. 



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SIXTH DAY. 

Convening. — According to rule Conference convened in sixth day's session, Mon- 
day, November 27, at 9 a. m. Bishop Hoss in the chair. 

Devotional Service. — The opening devotional service was conducted by Bishop 
Hoss, and consisted of singing Hymn 4, 

"The God of Abraham Praise," 
prayer led by H. W. May, singing of Hymn 91, 

"Guide me on Thou Great Jehovah." 
Scripture reading from Colossians 1:20, and memorial remarks upon the late Bishop 
Wilson by Bishop E. E. Hoss. At the conclusion of which Hymn 611, 

"Come let us join our friends above' 
was sung. 

Minutes Approved. — The minutes of the session of Saturday afternoon and the 
memorial session of Sunday afternoon were read and approved. 

The Bishop submitted a certificate of ordinations as follows, answering Questions 
11, 13* 14, and 17: 

CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATIONS. 

I, E. E. Hoss, one of the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, do 
hereby certify that at the morning service in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the ewenty-sixth day of November, 1916: 

I ordained the following named brethren deacons: William Ransom McP'hearson, 
James Lambuth Evans, Albert Pean George and James Edward Craig: 

And that, assisted by Elders present, I did at the same service, and immediately 
following the ordination of deacons, ordained the following named brethren elders: 
Charles Edward Fike, James L. Cady, Jason Abraham Alford, and Frank Brooks Hills: 

I further certify that at the same time Alonzo Early, a minister received from the 
Congregational Church, was present and assumed the ordination vows of elder without 
the reimposition of hands. E. B. HOSS, President, 

Baton Rouge, La., November 26, 1916. Louisiana Annual Conference. 

Ordination of Traveling Elders. — Question 11 was called: What traveling 
preachers are ordained deacons? 

Answer— William Random McPhearson, James Lambuth Evans, Albert Dean 
George. 

Ordination of Local Deacons. — Question 13 was called: What local preachers are 
ordained deacons? 

Answer — James Edward Craig. 

Note: John Granbury Sawyer and Benjamin H. Andrews, yesterday elected to 
local deacon's orders were not present for ordination. 

Ordination of Travelling Elders. — Question 15 was called: What travelling 
preachers are ordained elders? 

Answer — Charles Edward Fike, James L. Cady, and James Abraham Alford. 

At the same time Alonzo Early received from the Congregational Church appeared 
with the candidates and assumed the vows of ordination without reimposition of hands., 
and was recognized as a travelling elder. 

Ordination of Local Elders. — Question 17 was called: What local preachers are 
ordained elders? 

Answer — Frank Brooks Hill. 

Discontinued. — Question 3 was called. — Who are discontinued? 

Answer — None. 

Report of Committee on Evangelism. — J. G. Snelling on behalf of the Committee 
on Evangelism made a report which was adopted as follows: 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM. 

The program and plan as recommended by the Committee on Evangelism and 
adopted by the Presiding Elders in a call meeting at Alexandria, Louisiana, October 26 
and 27, 1916, is as follows: 

December. 

Let the Evangelistic Committee and the Conference Lay Leaders and the Presid- 
ing Elders meet as early in December as possible to discuss the details of the work as 
it concerns each district and to choose a particular month for each district. 

January. 
We recommend that the Presiding Elders call a meeting of all the preachers in 
their respective districts the first week in January to plan the revival work. We sug- 
gest that as far as possible at this meeting the dates for holding revivals in each charge 
be fixed and spiritual men be selected, either evangelists who have been endorsed by 
the evangel 1 ' stic committee or pastors who possess evangelistic fervor. We would 
further suggest that, where a pastor serves several churches, he unite these churches 
in a centra 1 , community and plan for a longer meeting than usual. Where this is not 
practical let the pastor select the most important places in his charge for the month 
chosen for his district and nold meetings at the other points at a later date. 

February. 

We recommend that particular emphasis be given by the pastors to soul saving 
themes; that prayer circles be organized and that the last week of February be observed 
in all of our churches as the week of prayer. 

That March, April, May, June, July, August, September be chosen for the revival 
campaign throughout the district. 

Let all God's people pray and endeavor to, "WIN ONE TO CHRIST." 

PLAN. 

The plan presented by the Conference Committee on Evangelism to the Presiding 
Eledrs' Conference in session in the First Methodist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana, 
October 27 ; was read and after thouhgtful discussion it was decided that the committees 
on evangelism perfect the plan, have it printed, and that it be recommended to the An- 
nual Conference in formal session at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, appointed for November 
22, 1916. 

The Plan is as follows: Whereas, There has been no concerted revival effort in 
our Conference in many years; and whereas, believing that the most important work 
of the Kingdom is to Win Men to Christ; and whereas, our Church provides for special 
emphasis on Evangelism, we the Conference Committee on Evangelism, recommend to 
the Annual Conference now in session the following plan: 

(1) Resolved for the purpose of inspiring in our own hearts deeper consecration 
for the task before us we begin by holding Conference evangelistic services during Con- 
ference week. 

(2) Tbat during the year 1917 we conduct organized revival efforts throughout 
the State, giving special emphasis to personal evangelism or the " Win One Plan." 

(3) We would emphasize the importance for holding special meetings for men, 
women, young people, and children, That canvasses be made for membership by the 
Sunday School, Epworth Leagues, Missionary Societies and all organized classes and 
organizations in the Church. We would discourage union meetings at this time unless 
those in charge think larger results could be obtained by that method. 

(4) That the pastors organize prayer bands, publicity committees, that the evan- 
gelistic committee appointed in each church carefully tabulate reports and furnish in- 
formation of the progress of the work to the Presiding Elders and that the Presiding 
Elders keep our Bishop posted as the work advances. 

(5) That all committees be instructed by the Presiding Elders and Pastor as to 
their duties that they may render every assistance by giving publicity to the meetings 
through our Conference organ and daily papers. We recommend that the pastors read 
Dr. Todd's book on evangelism and furnish personal workers with helpful leaflets on 
"How to Win Men to Christ," That the evangelistic committee in each local church dis- 
tribute tracts and leaflets on the various causes of our Church. 

(6) That the Presiding Elder and preacher in charge, together with the Record- 
ing Steward check up the church roll and endeavor to get a correct roll, finding out 
those who have moved away and where they are, sending their certificates of member- 



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ship to the pastor in the charge, where they reside, hoping by this means to enlist the 
hundreds of Methodists who are not now in touch with church work worship. 

(7) By all means let the work be done decently and in order, and to prevent con- 
fusion we would suggest that a committee on finance in each charge be appointed to 
arrange for the expense of the meeting by free will offering and personal solicitation. 

We earnestly invite our Bishop to be with us during the revival campaign all of 
the time he can spare. 

The Committee on Evangelism recommends the name of Henry T. Young, and 
also endorses J. Douglas Swagerty, of Shreveport, Louisiana, for Conference Evangelists. 

J. G. SNELLING, for the Committee. 

Report of Committee on Church Publications. — The report of the Committee of 
Church Publications, including that of the Trustees of the New Orleans Depository, was 
read by R. i'L Harper. 

It was moved by F. S. Parker that the report be recommitted with instructions 
that the recommendation that the Depository be conveyed to the Legal Conference be 
substituted fry nominations for a new Board of Trustees for the New Orleans Depository. 
The motion prevailed. 

Report of Epworth League Board. — The report of the Epworth League Board was 
adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF EPWORTH LEAGUE BOARD. 

It is gratifying to note the encouraging outlook of the Epworth League work as 
given in our General Secretary's report. The percentage of gain in membership and 
new chapters is the greatest for a number of years. A financial plan has been devised 
which, if faithfully worked, will meet all our obligations. The number of subscribers to 
the Epworth Era is the largest in the history of the Epworth League. 

Our State work is progressing and moving forward most satisfactory. We have 
a hundred organizations, a gain of thirty chapters during the year. Our State President 
and his cabinet are doing faithful work; their slogan is a League in every church. 

Resolved, First, that we, the Conference Board, co-operate with the State organ- 
ization by selecting a pastor in each district who will co-operate with the district secre- 
taries in the organizing of new Leagues and creating a sentiment for the developing of 
leadership among our young people which the League alone supplies. 

Second. We recommend that a representative of the League be engaged by the 
Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Conferences to represent the League work at the 
Seashore Divinity School in the annual meetnig, this expense to be paid by the respec- 
tive Epworth League Conferences. 

Third. In view of the fact that there are so many foreigners in New Orlaens and 
that there 1° an effort on the part of the Mission Board to build a church on a site 
already purchased, adequate to the needs, we recommend that our League co-operation 
with the Mission Board in forwarding this great work be extended. 

Fourth. That J. M. Boykin, H. L. Johns, and W. R. McPhearson be appointed to 
fill vacancies on the Conference Epworth League Board. 

W. E. THOMAS, President. 

J. M. BOYKIN, Secretary pro tern. 

Report of Bible Society Board. — The report of the Bible Society Board was adopted 

as follows: 

REPORT OF THE BIBLE SOCIETY BOARD. 

It is very gratifying to note, that the work of the American Bible Society goes on 
without any abatement. It is a cause which appeals to every Protestant and the in- 
creasing gifts of the churches towards it indicate a deepening conviction that it is a 
powerful auxiliary to the church in the evangelization of the world. We are informed 
that during the past century 117,500,000 volumes of Scripture in 150 languages were 
distributed. During the past year great union gatherings have been held in celebration 
of the Centennial of the Society. Last May, in Washington City, President Wilson, Vice 
President Marshall, Congressmen Champ Clark and Ownes made addresses which com- 
manded the admiration and endearment of the Protestant Churches of America. Special 
efforts have been made by the Southwestern Agency to distribute the Testament among 
the soldiers along the border. About 1500 have already been placed in the hands of 
soldiers and it is estimated that 40,000 men have not yet been supplied. We are asked 



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to contribute money for the manufacture of the Testament, and in order to bring this 
matter befoie our people that we set aside December 10, as Army Testament Day and 
make an effort to assist in this work. The Southwestern Agency distributed last year 
more than 100.000 volumes. Special effort has been made to reach the foreign sneaking 
people of the four States under the supervision of the Southwestern Agency. Colporters 
speaking th^ language of the foreign people have been sent to them and there is every 
reason why the Louisiana Conference should be active in the task of getting the assess- 
ment apportioned by the last Annual Conference. We believe our brethren have this 
sacred caus^ en their hearis and while we appreciate what they have endeavored to do 
we urge them not to relax in their effort to meet the assessment placed upon them by 
their Church. 

Resolved, that if practicable, we observe December 10, 1916, as Army Testament 
Day. 

We are glad to report an increase of $23.00 over the amount raised by us last 
year. We recommend that the assessment for the coming year remain as it has been 
?ind that thr> amount be apportioned to the several districts as follows: 

Alexandria District ' $100.00 

Baton Roug<^ District 101.00 

Lafayette District 96.00 

Monroe District 82.00 

New Orleans District 90.00 

Ruston District 110.00 

Shreveport District : 108.00 

S. H. WERLEIN, Chairman. 

M. HEBERT, Secretary. 

Repor* of Orphanage Home Board. — The report of the Orphanage Home Board 
was read by John Sholars. Pending adoption R. W. Vaughan, superintendent of the 
Orphanage, J. M. Henry, R. O. Randle, and C. C. Wier, addressed the Conference. The 
report was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF ORPHANS' HOME BOARD. 

Appended hereto are the reports of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Meth- 
odist Orphanage and of Rev. Robert W. Vaughan , superintendent; both of which we 
recommend for adoption. 

We urgently recommend the importance of giving to the Orphanage all moneys 
collected in our congregations and Sunday Schools on Easter Sunday and Work Day, 
and the importance of eveiy Sunday School and congregation observing these anniver- 
saries for this benefit. 

It is gratifying to call to your attention the successful maintenance of the work 
during the past year. 

We recommend that this Conference confirm the re-election of Rev. Robert W. 
Vaughan, as superintendent; and of Rev. R. H. Wynn and Messrs. R. D. Webb and R. O. 
Randle, as members of the Board of Directors. 

C. C. WIER, President. 
JOHN SHOLARS, Secretary. 

REPORT OF PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

To the Presiding Bishop and Members of the Louisiana Annual Conference, of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South: 

Or. behalf of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Methodist Orpahnage I pre- 
sent to you the following report: 

The institution is, in every sense, in a healthy and prosperous codnition. We 
have had material increases in every department of our work and endeavor. We are 
now supporting and educating 115 children in our Home, which is the limit of our hous- 
ing capacity, and we can expand no further in this respect until we are provided with 
sufficient funds to build additional dormitories. Five times as many applications for ad- 
mission are made to us as we are able to accommodate, and most of them worthy. 
We can only admit those in most urgent need. 

We celebrated this year an epochal event in our history, viz.: the dedication of 
the Louisiana Methodist Orphanage; the service was performed by our beloved Bishop 
Hoss, and the occasion was a red-letter day for the institutions. We are now clear of 



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mortgages and debts of all kinds, except a small sum for a forty acres of land we have 
recently purchased adjoining our farm, and which we needed very much. 

The report of our Superintendent, Rev. R. W. Vaughan, made to the Board at its 
meeting last week, is an exceedingly gratifying one, in every sense of the word. It 
shows receipts for the year ending November 1, 1916, to have been $16,105.65. It will 
be laid before your body for your information as to what is being done for your orphan- 
age, and deserves your most careful study. 

The Board memorializes your body to again set aside Easter Sunday and Work 
Day as days for raising funds for the maintenance of the institution the incoming Con- 
ference veax. The terms oi' three of the members of the Board of Directors expire with 
the present Conference year, viz.: R. H. Wynn, R. D. Webb and R. O. Randle. There 
were all re-elected, and your confirmation of the election asked. The term of our Super- 
intendent, Rpv. R. W. Vaughan, also expires, and he also was re-elected, and this elec- 
tion we ask be confirmed also. Respectfully submitted, 

S. D. PEARCE, President Board of Directors. 

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. 

To the Honorable S. D. Pearce, President and Members of the Board of Directors of the 

Louisiana Methodist Orphanage: 
Dear Brethren: 

In compliance with our usual custom, I beg to submit, herewith, my Annual Re- 
port, setting forth the work accomplished, the present condition, and the future outlook 
of your institution. This report covers the fiscal year from November 1, 1915, to No- 
vember 1, 1916. 

The year has been marked by steady progress along all lines of operation. We 
have handled more children than ever before in the history of our work. One hundred 
and thirty-nine children have received the benefits of the Home during the year. Thirty- 
two children have been taken into the Home; two left of their own accord: fourteen 
were placed in the homes of relatives, and eight have been placed in good Christian 
homes. We now have 115 children in the Orphanage. The health condition of our chil- 
dren has been all we coul 1 ask; no deaths, not a serious case of illness has occurred 
among the children. 

The children have made their usual steady progress in their education, and have 
maintained their high degree of excellence in their school work. We are now sending 
three students to the Louisiana Industrial Institute, ninety-two are attending the public 
school and twenty are too small to attend school. 

Our children attend Sunday School regularly, and as many as are large enough 
attend Church each Sunday. We have our daily devotional services at the home, and 
are seeking to impress on the children the importance of a consecrated Christian life. 
The larger girls of the home have maintained during the year, a Young People's Mis- 
sionary Society, paying rheir dues and keeping up the regular prescribed study course. 

During the year we have erected a modern, sanitary milk barn, the boys in the 
home doing the actual work under the direction of the Superintendent. This barn, ex- 
cept for the material used was erected without cost to the Orphanage. A hay and feed 
barn was also erected. These two buildings are conservatively estimated at a worth 
of $1000 and cost for material less than $500. We have also added forty acres of land 
to our holdings for which we are to pay $1000 in four annual payments, this represent- 
ing the only indebtedness against our institution at the present time. Quite a bit of 
fencing has been done and other improvements have been effected. The crops were 
fairly good, especially peanuts and potatoes. Our garden, while not so good as in former 
years, has given us a fairly good supply of vegetables for our table use. But little can- 
ning was done during the season, but enough to be of considerable help to us during the 
winter months. 

We have been permitted to announce a gift of $5000 toward the establishment of 
an endowment fund for the Orphanage. This gift was made by Dr. Luther Sexton, a 
prominent physician of New Orleans. This gift is in the form of interest bearing stock 
in Finlay, Dicks and Company, Wholesale Drug Company, of New Orleans, and we de- 
rived our first dividend of $400 from the stock during the year. We are profoundly 
grateful to this generous hearted philanthropist of New Orleans, and trust this is the 
beginning of a fund that will grow rapidly until it becomes of sufficient size to help re- 
lieve the great pressure for funds necessary to carry on our work. 

Our Financial Report for the year, November 1, 1915 to November 1, 1916, is as 
follows: 



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Cash on hand, November 1, 1915 $ 2,364.55 

Cash Receipts: Edith Higginbotham Memorial Fund. 26.27 

Churches and Individuals $8,338.87 

Sunday Schools 6,074.85 

Raised by Miss Mollie Higginbotham 613.60 

Missionary Societies 416.32 

Edgerly Orphanage Society * 88.00 

Ladies' Aid Societies 81.45 

Winnfield Orphanage Circle 60.50 

Morgan City King's Daughters 17.00 

Ep worth Leagues 1 3.36 

Dividend from Endowment Fund 400.00 

Old Clothes Sold 98.02 

Refund on Accounts 38.01 

Refund Miss Higginbotham Expense Account 17.61 

Refund en Freight 4.76 

Cow Sold 15.00 

Coal Sold 17.60— $16,295.85 



Total Cash in Hand during year $18,686.00 

Disbursements — 
Salaries, Superintendent and Helpers $4,418.86 

Office Expenses — 

Traveling Expenses $ 169.03 

Postage 184.10 

Cash Returned to 1.00 

Stationery and Office Supplies 126.26 

Printing Visitor 182.25— $ £62.64 

Traveling Solicitor, Salary and Expenses 178.45 

Indebtedness — 

Note $2,000.00 

Interest 60.00— $2,060.00— $7,219.95 



Maintenance — 

Groceries $2,575.39 

Dry Goods 1,096.33 

Hardware and Furniture 716.60 

Stock Feed and Fertilizers 874.65 

Fuel 499.40 

Drugs and School Supplies 406.84 

Seed, Plants, and Fruit Trees 107.46 

Laundry 616.36 

Lights 200.70 

Water 164.50 

Telephone 64.87 

Freight, Dravage and Express 68.99 

Sundries 183.09— $7,575.18 



Insurance — Premiums, three years 793.40 

Improvements and Repairs — 

Potato House , . . . $ 163.47 

Cow Barns 302.25 

Sewerage 63.80 

Lumber 72.90 

Post 43.60 

Repair Work 153.75 — $ 799.77 

Final Settlement on Home 100.00 

Total Expenditures 16.488.30 

Balance in Hands of Treasurer 2.19S.37 — $18,686.67 



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Assets — 

Cash in Hands of Treasurer $2,198.00 

Main Building and Furniture $30,000.00 

Barn and Contents 1,000.00 

Dairy Barn and Hay Barn" 1,000.00 

Canning House and Equipment 750.00 

Superintendent's Home and Furniture t 5,000.00 

127Ms Acres of Land 5,210.00 

Stock 250.00 

Cattle 750.00 

Hogs 250.00 

Farm Implements 200.00 

Fencing 250.00 

Endowment Fund 5,000.00— $49,660.00 

Total Assets '. $51,858.87 

Liabilities — 

Indebtedness for Land Purchased $ 1,000.00 

Actual Worth 50,858.37— $51,858.37 

We have added to the value of our Institution this year the sum of $8,243.82. 

We carry $26,000 Insurance, with all premiums paid for three years in advance, 

From the above report you will see that this has been the best year in our his- 
tory, financially. We are now practically free of debt, the Institution has been formally 
dedicated, and we have much to be profoundly grateful for. 

Yet, in spite of the encouraging showing made from our financial report, we are 
confronted with a most serious situation. The calls for our assistance to helpless and 
homeless children are growing more constant and persistent. We are already crowded* 
beyond our capacity, and the need of additional buildings, better equipment and more 
painstaking management is imperative. To do the enlarged work demanded of us, we 
feel that an endowment sufficient to provide for our additionally incurred expenses 
will be necessary. Yet, under our plan we cannot reasonably expect larger income than 
we are now receiving. We are convinced it will be necessary to inaugurate a movement 
looking to this end. A newly developed plan has been very promising, proivded we are 
permitted to put an additional worker in the field. Yet until the plan has proven to be 
the success we feel confident it will, whereby we can relieve the churches and Sunday 
schools cf the burden of our support, we must ask that you recommend to the Confer- 
ence the continuance of Easter Sunday in the spring, and "Work Day" in the fall, as 
Orphanage days when collections be taken for our work. 

Profoundly grateful to Almighty God for His continued goodness ot us, thanking 
all our true and loyal friends, both preachers and laymen, for their generous and cordial 
help, and especially grateful to the members of this Board and the Conference Board, 
for their wise counsel and sympathetic help, and pledging again my best endeavors in 
behalf of this great and growing work, should you and Conference deem it wise to re- 
tain my services, I am, Faithfully, 

ROBERT W. VAUGHAN, 
Superintendent Louisiana Methodist Orphanage. 

Presentation to J. I. Hoffpauir. — Mr. R. E. Brumby briefly addressed the Confer- 
ence in the name of the preachers and laymen making presentation of a watch fob to 
the Rev. J. I Hoffpauir, retiring presiding elder of the Lafayette District, Brother Hoff- 
pauir replied in words of gratitude fitly spoken. . 

Resolution Submitted on Chuch Union. — S. H. Werlein submitted preambles and 
resolutions on tbe Union of American Methodism signed by eighty-one members of the 
Conference. 

The adoption of the paper was moved by J. I. Hoffpauir. 

Robert Randle moved that the paper lie on the table. The motion was lost. 

The hour of adjournment having arrived, H. W. May moved an extension of time. 
The motion prevailed. 

C. A. Battle moved to amend the paper by the addition of two resolutions. 

J. O. Bennett moved that Bishop Hoss be heard upon the question. The motion 



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prevailed and Bishop Hoss addressed the Conference. 

Motion to Adjourn. — It was moved by H B. Carre that we do now adjourn to 
meet at 2:30 p. m. The motion prevailed. 

Presentation to Briscoe Carter. — On a question of personal privilege, E. K. Means 
for the Ruston District presented Briscoe Carter, retiring presiding elder, with a hand- 
some umbrella as a souvenir and* token of the love of his brethren. 

Brother Carter fittingly responded. 

Telegraphic communications were read from George W. Bolton and Wesley W. 
Lantrip, subscribing to the doctrines of the Methodist Episcopal Church , South. These 
were accepted by the Conference as meeting the condition upon which their orders were 
to be recognized. 

Adjournment. — After singing the doxology, the Conference adjourned with ben- 
ediction by the Bishop. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convening. — Pursuant to adjournment Conference convened at 2:30 p. m. 

Devotional Service. — The devotional service consisted of singing Hymn 415, 
"Faith of our Fathers! Living Still," 
and prayer by A. G. Shank'e. 

The Bishop being absent, F. S. Parker, announced that a message had been sent 
to the Bishop inquiring his will concerning the presidency of the afternoon session. 

S. J. Davis moved that R. H. Wynn be elected President pro tempore. The motion 
prevailed, and Dr. Wynn took the chair. 

Approval of Minutes. — The minutes of the morning session were read and after 
correction approved. 

Bishop Hoss arrived and took the chair. 

W. H. Coleman offered a substitute for the paper of Dr. Werlein, which was pend- 
ing at adjournment, and the amendment of C. A. Battle. 

R. H. Wynn, by couiiesy, was allowed to read a paper which he had intended to 
offer as a subsitute for the paper of S. H. Werlein, before the house, and the substitute. 

The vote on the substitute was taken and prevailed on a division, QS for, and 6ti 
against, as follows: 

RESOLUTIONS ON THE UNIFICATION OF AMERICAN METHODISM. 

Whereas, the question of the unification of American Methodism is one of great 
importance, and 

Whereas, a Joint Commission from the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Protestant Church, formulated a tentative 
plan for the unification of these Churches, and, 

Whereas, the General Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and 
the Methodist Episcopal Church have both taken favorable action upon the plans sug- 
gested by said Commission, and, 

Whereas, a new Commission of duly appointed commissioners from the Methodist 
Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is soon to convene for 
the further consideration of the important question; 

Therefore, Be it Resolved, by the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, South: 

First — That we rejoice in the spirit of brotherly love and co-operation expressed 
and demonstrated in these aforesaid steps toward unification; 

Second — That we endorse the plan suggested by our own General Conference in 
Oklahoma City; 

Third — That we nave confidence in the integrity and ability of our Commission- 
ers, and that we join them in prayer before our Father's throne for that divine wisdom 
that may enable them to agree upon a feasible plan satisfactory to both these great 
branches of Methodism; 



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Fourtn — That while »ve believe there can finally be worked out a satisfactory plan 
tor real unification by reorganization, yet we disapprove either unqualified opposition 
to the movement or undue hast in consummating plans that may not be well matured; 

Fifth — That we believe the secret of success in this matter, as well as in all other 
worthy undertakings, is to seek and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit; 

Sixth — That we comply with the request of the Commissioners in observing with 
them the program of services and especially the watch night meeting on Sunday, 
December 31. 

WILLIAM H. COLEMAN, 
JOHN L. WILLIAMS, 
H. W. MAY. 

Report of Committee on Church Publications. — The recommitted report of the 
Committee on Books and Periodicals was submitted by R. K. Harper. 

On motion the paragraph nominating Trustees of the New Orleans Depository was 
adopted. 

A motion was made to adopt the paper as a whole. 

P. O. Lowrey moved to amend by striking out the first clause in the second para- 
graph. 

The amendment was lost and the report was adopted as a whole as follows: 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH PUBLICATIONS. 

We are glad to note, in the report of the Publishing House, a total increase in the 
volume of business of $36,770.20 over the previous year. 

We believe the Church to be fortunate in the continuance of Dr. R. A. Meek as 
Editor of the New Orleans Christian Advocate, and we commend the Advocate to all 
our people, and we urge our preachers and laymen to use their influence to give it a 
wider circulation. 

The Christian Ad/ocate, published in Nashville, is a great religious journal, and 
should be read by all our people. We also commend the Epworth Era, The Missionary 
Voice, and The Methodist Review . We feel that the high standard of the Review is be- 
ing maintained under Dr. DuBose. These are journals worthy of our great Church, and 
we regret to find, on the report of the Publishing House, that they have been published 
at a loss duing the past year. We urge that greater efforts be made to give them a 
larger reading among our people. 

We also urge a careful study of the annuals of the General Boards. 

We recognize the superior character of our Sunday school lierature, and we rec- 
ommend its use by all our schools. 

Your committee recommend the reappointment of J. M. Henry and W. W. Drake, 
on the Publishing Committee of the New Orleans Christian Advocate; and in place of 
Briscoe Carter, resigned, we recommend the appointment of John F. Foster. 

We submit herewith the report of the Board of Trustees of the New Orleans 
Methodist Depository, and, 

Whereas, the Board of Trustees of the New Orleans Methodist Depository tender 
their resignation, we do hereby accept their resignation, and nominate, in their places, 
the following as Trustees: 

TRUSTEES OF THE NEW ORLEANS DEPOSITORY— H. F. Foster, G. D. Sliands, 
C. H. Wasson, Paul Renshaw, E. H. Prescott, A. C. King, W. B. Summers, W. F. Sher- 
wood, and H. H. Ahrens. 

The report of the retiring Board of Trustees of the New Orleans Depository is 
appended. 

R. H. HARPER, 
S. J. DAVIS, 
E. K. MEANS. 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF NEW ORLEANS DEPOSITORY. 

I submit the report of the Board of Trustees of the New Orleans Methodist De- 
pository, property at 512 Camp Street for the Conference year of 1916, as follows: 

We were fortunate enough to have the lower floor of this building rented to 
October 1st this year. You will note the revenue as shown by Treasurer's report here- 
with attached. 

Fire occurred in the building adjourning this property, damaging the party wall 
and other portions of the building, for which we received from the Insurance Company 
$525.60. 



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The gross revenue from the rental of the building amounted to $550.00 and the 
net sum thu<* realized of $223.61 is herewith enclosed. 

The lower floor of this building is now vacant, and from the information we get 
from our rental estate agent it is liable to remain so for some time, due to the undesir- 
ability of this section of the building because of the great noise and vibration incident 
to the use of the machinery on the second floor. 

The Board as a wnole feels that it has been restricted in the management of this 
property and is now further restrained by reason of the resolution which was passed at 
the last Annual Conference embodied in the minutes on page 35. Therefore, in view 
of the fact that their authority in the administration of the affairs of this Board is so 
circumscribed, the members feel that they do no care to continue to serve longer. 

This property is valuable and is becoming more so but the best results cannot be 
obtained as long as the upper floors are used for machinery which is running a greater 
portion of each day. The objection complained of was serious enough when the machin- 
ery was used for the sole purpose of printing the Advocate, but since a general job 
printing business is being conducted, the nuisance has become well nigh intolerable. 

I am authorized to submit the resignation of each member of the Board, including 
the writer, and I shall therefore ask that the Conference appoint another Board of 
Trustees. Respectfully submitted, 

W. W. CARRE. 

New Orleans, La., November 1, 1916. 

REPORT OF TREASURER BOARD T)F TRUSTEES, 

NEW ORLEANS DEPOSITORY. 

November 24, 1916. 
To the Board of Trustees Louisiana Annual Conference N. O. Methodist Depository. 

Dear Brethren: As Treasurer of your Board I report as follows for the past Con- 
ference year: 

Receipts — 

Cash Balance, 1915 $ 38.05 

Bills Payable 295.04 

Fire Insurance 525.60 

Rent, II months 550.00 

$1,408.69 
Disbursed — 

Storm Damage „ $ 97.50 

Insurance, three years 132.00 

Fire Damage 196.40 

Bills Payable 290.29 

State Taxes 1915 26.25 

State Taxes, 1916 -. . 28.50 

City Taxes, 1916 66.10 

Plumbing 6.50 

Interest 2.34 

Attorneys Fees 10.00 

Conference Claimants 223.61 

Cash Balance 329.20 



$1,408.69 
Restpectfullv submitted, 

S. H. MEYER, Treasurer. 

PinevMIe Cemetery. — J. M. Henry presented a paper from the special committee 
on the Pineville Cemetery, which was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PINEVILLE CEMETERY. 

In pursuance of the resolution of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, South, at its session at Shreveport, Louisiana, December 14, 
1914, and found upon page 20 of the Conference Annual for said year, Rev. H. W. May, 
Presiding Eldfr of the Alexandria District, appointed a committee composed of Rev. 
Paul M. Brown, Messrs. T. F. Porter, G. H. Pierson, R. W. Winstead, and J. T. Sandlin. 
all members of the Quarterly Conference of the Natchitoches charge of the Louisiana 



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Conference. This committee met at Natchitoches, Louisiana, October :U, 1915, and 
passed the following resolution: 

Whereas, the committee understands from representation of those informed that 
a certain lot of land upon which the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and parsonage 
in PinevUle. Louisiana, fs 'ocated has been used for the double purpose of church and 
parsonage lot and cemetery, and that for a number of years the church and parsonage* 
have been kept up by one organization and the cemetery by another, viz., by the Board 
of Trustees of the Pineville charge and the Cemetery Association. 

Further, we find from the original deed of the property, a copy of which is before 
us, that tire ownership of said property lies in the Louisiana Annual Conference; there- 
fore, be it resolved, that we recommend to the Louisiana Annual Conference the follow- 
ing disposition of the_ property as an equitable adjustment of all matters at issue, viz., 
that the Louisiana Annual Conference instruct the Board of Trustees of said Confer- 
ence, otherwise known as the Legal Conference, to deed the following described por- 
tion of the property to the Board of Trustees of the Pineville Charge or their legal suc- 
cessors, viz., a certain lor. or parcel of ground, having a front on Cemetery Street or 
road, of one hundred (100) feet and running back between parallel lines a distance of 
four hundred (400) feet, more or less, and being the western portion of the parcel of 
ground donated to this vendor as hereinafter set out, and being also the portion of the 
said tract lying without the inclosure, the lot of ground in the southwestern corner of 
the said enclosure having a front of ninety feet on the street between the church prop- 
erty and the Rapides Cemetery and running back a depth of two hundred feet between 
parallel Mnes on the street behind the present parsonage, and also a lot upon which the 
church is situated and next to the one last described having a front of seventy feet on 
the street between the church property and the Rapides Cemetery and running back 
between parallel lines a depth of one hundred and forty-six fet, also a lot next to the 
one last described, having a front of seventy feet on the street between the church 
property and the Rapides Cemetery and running back between parallel lines a depth of 
one hundred and forty-six feet. 

Further, that the Louisiana Annual Conference instruct its Board of Trustees to 
deed the remaining portion of ground in the present enclosure and described in the 
deed made by T. N. Maddox of the Louisiana Annual Conference on the 21st day of 
March, 1873, to the Cemetery Association above mentioned when said Association shall 
become legally incorporated under the laws of Louisiana and shall provide in its Con- 
stitution that all vacancies occurring by death or otherwise in the Association shall be 
filled by the Quarterly Conference of the First Methodist Church, South, of Alexandria. 
Louisiana. 

(Signed) Paul M. Brown, Thomas F. Porter, G. H. Pierson, H. W. Winstead. 
J. T. Sandlin. J. M. HENRY, Chairman. 

Report of Committee on District Conference Records. — A. J. Gearheard presented 
the report of the Committee on District Corference Records, which was adopted as 
follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DISTRICT CONFERENCE RECORDS. 

The District Conference records of all the Districts were before us and have been 
duly examined. We find the following: 

The Alexandria Record is neatly and accurately kept, but lacks an official roll of 
the District. 

The Baton Rouge District record is neatly and accurately kept, but lacks the 
official roll, and some reports are pasted in, instead of being copied. We hold that the 
life of and adhesive nature of paste endangers the permanency of such a method of 
reserving records, and, therefore, all reports should be copied. 

The Lafayette District Record lacks the distinction between the lay and clerical 
members of the Conference in the official roll, but is in other ways in good condition. 

The Monroe District Record lacks marginal references, which injures its value 
as a book of reference. Its official roll is designated as the roll of lay members, and the 
names of clerical members are enrolled therein. This record also pastes in its reports 
instead of copying them. 

The New Orleans District record is neatly kept and is in first class coudilion in 
every respect. 

The Ruston District Record is a model of neatness, order and completeness. 

The Shreveport District Record has no marginal references. There is no appen- 



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dix, and one cannot tell whether there were any written reports. These minutes are so 
much run in, that the reader cannot tell by the method of paragraphing where one sub- 
ject ends and another begins. 

A. J. GEARHEARD, for Committee. 

Invitation to the General Board of Church Extension. — The following preamble 
and resolution, inviting. the General Board of Church Extension to hold its 1017 meeting 
in New Orleans was presented by K. W. Dodson, and adopted as follows: 

INVITATION TO THE GENERAL EOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Whereas, the General Board of Church Extension has been meeting in different 
cities through the South, and 

Whereas, the General Board has never met within the bounds of the Louisiana 
Annual Conference, and, 

Whereas, the General Board has considerable investments in the city of New 
Orleans, and, 

Whereas, it would interest the members of the General Board of Church Exten- 
sion in our work at New Orleans tc meet in that City. 

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Louisiana Annual Conference do invite 
the General Board of Church Extension to hold its 1917 Annual meeting in the City of 
New Orleans, Louisiana, and that said Board be urged to hold its 1917 meeting in the 
City of New Orleans. 

K. W. DODSON, 
R. H. WYNN, 
ROBERT C. RANDLE, 
W. W. HOLMES, 
WILLIAM SCHUHLE. 

Committee on Prison Reform. — The following Committee on Prison Reform was 
nominated by W. W. Holmes for the Presiding Elders and elected: 

Committee on Prison Reform — J. L. Sutton, H. S. Johns, H. W. Bowman, C. A. 
Battle, and H. H. White. 

Question 18. — Question 18 was called: Who are located this year? 

H. B. Carre at his own request, made in person, was located. 

Ministerial Character Committee in Case of W. T. Woodward. — Question 22 was 
called: Are all the preachers blameless "in their life and official administration? 

T::*e Committee of Investigation in the case of W. T. Woowdard reported no trial 
necessary. His character was passed. 

Report of Committee on Temperance. — The report of the Committee on Temper- 
ance was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

There is nothing discourages the friends of prohibition in the progress that this 
great movement is making throughout the United States. Of the forty-eight States of 
the Union tweny-six have suppressed the traffic and others are moving in the same 
direction. We are thankful to God that at the last General Council of the Episcopal 
Church, recently held in St. Louis, an emphatic protest was made against the use and 
manufacture of intoxicants. This action is accordant with the attitude of the other 
Protestant Churches of America, and arrays in solid phalanx the predominant Chris- 
tian forces of the country against the saloon. The great lesson which the warring na- 
tions is teaching the world against the use of intoxicating liquors is doing much toward 
arousing and crystalizing conviction against the traffic in our own country. The disas- 
trous effects of the saloon on the morals and bodies of the people are unanimously con- 
ceded, and the millions who are addicted to strong drink recognize the liquor business 
to be a public nuisance as well as a menace to the welfare of the country. The political 
influence of the liquor men, and the power they exercise at the polls throughout the 
country appeal to every self respecting legislator and public official to assert indepen- 
dence of a disposition so corrupt and oppressive and humiliating. The ultimate over- 
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persistent and united effort on the part of the prohibitionists. Of the 64 parishes in the 
State of Louisiana, 34 are dry. Three other parishes with the exception of one ward in 
each of them are dry. The Near Beer Bill prohibiting the sale of malt liquros whether s 
containing alcohol or not in all dry parishes has become law. 

Resolved, That the Louisiana Conference now in session request our Senators 
and Representatives in Congress to vote to prohibit the sale of intoxicants in the Dis- 
trict of Columbia and to prohibit the use of the United States mails by the Liquor traffic. 

Resolved, That we request the preachers of the Louisiana Conference to open 
their pulpits to the Superintendent of the Louisiana Anti-Saloon League and give all 
practicable co-operation in furthering his work. 

Resolved, That the Louisiana Conference request the presiding Bishop to appoint 
Rev. A. W. Turner as the Superintendent of the Louisiana Anti-Saloon League. 

S. H. WERLEIN, 
J. M. ALFORD. 

Resolution in Relation to State Fair. — The following resolution in relation to the 
Louisiana State Fair was adopted: 

RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO STATE FAIR. 

Whereas, The State Fair of Louisiana is growing in interest and numbers in at- 
tendance from year to year, and that the largest attendance any one day is' on the Holy 
Sabbath; and 

Whereas, The Fair embraces only six days, as compared with eight days in pre- 
vious years: therefore, be it resolved: 

First — That we respectfully and earnestly request the State Fair Association to 
open the gates on Monday and close them on Saturday, so that the Holy Sabbath may 
not be thus desecrated. 

Second — That a copy of these resolutions be sent to W. R. Hirsch, President-Sec- 
retary of the Fair Association, Shreveport, Louisiana. 

I. T. REAMES, 
W. W. DRAKE, 
W. D. KLEINSCHMIDT, 
H. T. CARLEY, 
A. C. SEARCY. 
Report of the Joint Board of Finance. — The reports of the Joint Board of Finance 
was read and adopted as follows: 

REPORT NUMBER 1— JOINT BOARD OF FINANCE. 

The assessments tor the year 1917 are as follows: 

For Bishops $1,791.00 

For Conference Claimants 7,000.00 

For Superannuate Endowment Fund 1,200.00 

For Minutes 500.00 

For General Conference Expense • 1.232.00 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Received from Pastoral Charges * 4 'itn 'J! 

Received from Legal Conference < °0. 00 

Received from Superannaate Endowment Fund lol'tn 

Received from Publishing House °^J 

Received from Colvin Fund WJJ 

Received from C. W. Blair as a special , PftW 

Total received for Conference Claimants • • $5,720.50 

DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS. 

J. F. Wynn $2 1?-^ 

R. S. Isbell 240.00 

F. G. Hocutt 12 ^ 

M. G. Jenkins lo0 - 00 



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J. H. Brown 250.00 

J. L. P. Sheppard 260.00 

H. Armstrong 200.00 

J. F. Patterson 225.00 

T. S. Randie 240.00 

R. A. Davis 240.00 

F. N. Sweeney 175.00 

J. T. Sawyer 240.00 

L. I. McCain 1 00.00 

C. F. Staples 100.00 

Mrs. T. B. White 125.00 

Mrs. J. D. Adams 160.00 

Mrs. P. M. Goodwin 200.00 

Mrs. J. L. Borden 100.00 

Mrs. W. Weimar 100.00 

Mrs. J. W. Medlock ! 130.00 

Mrs. G. N. Liverman 130.00 

Mrs. G. E. Green 125.00 

Mrs. Jesse Fulton 125.00 

Mrs. E. W. Yancy 150.00 

Mrs. E. B. Foust 140.00 

Mrs. E. E. Riggs 125.00 

Mrs. C. T. Munholland 125.00 

Mrs. R. C. Grace 125.00 

Mrs. J. M. Franklin 50.00 

Mrs. M. C. Manley 140.00 

Mrs. S. H. Whatley 160.00 

Mrs. H. O. White . 155.00 

Mrs. B. F. White 50.00 

Miss Mary Green , 50.00 

Wilson Moore's Son 50.00 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS. 

Received for Conference Claimants $5,720.50 

Received for Bishops 3,060.00 

Received for Minutes 354.50 

Received for Superannuate Endowment Fund ' 539.00 

Received, for General Conference Expense ^'qq 

Total Received $7,682.00 

Paid Conference Claimants $5,440.00 

Paid Sinking Fund ' 280.50 

Paid Bishops 1,060.00 

Paid Superannuate Endowment Fund 539.00 

Paid Minutes 354.50 

Paid Genera! Conference Expense 8.00 

Total Amount Paid $7,682.00 

SINKING FUND ACCOUNT. 

Balance on hand from 1915 $333.02 

Paid J. \. Parker 75.00 

Paid M. G. Jenkins 50.00 

Paid L. I. McCain 50.00 

Paid H. Armstrong 40.00 

Balance on hand November 22, 1916 $118.02 

Paid Sinking Fund 280.50 

Total Sinking Fund for 1917 $398.52 



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REPORT NUMBER 2— JOINT BOARD OF FINANCE. 

ASSESSMENTS. 



District 



Alexandria 

Baton Rouge 

Lafayette 

Monroe 

New Orleans 

Ruston 

Slireveport 



$258.00 
264.00 
249.00 
212.00 
232.00 
294.00 
282.00 



SB 



$1,010.00 

1,031.00 

973.00 

829.00 

907.00 

1,147.00 

1,103.00 



6JD • 
CO 3 









w 



H 



$72.00 
74.00 
69.00 
59.00 
65.00 
82.00 
79.00 



$173.00 
176.00 
167.00 
142.00 
156.00 
197.00 
189.00 



1-4 y 

C 



$177.00 
182.00 
170.00 
146.00 
160.00 
202.00 
195.00 



J. D. HARPER, President. 

R. S. WALTON, Secretary. t 

REPORT NUMBER 3. 

Since the appropriations were made the following amount has come in, $223.61, 
from the Legal Conference, proceeds of the New Orleans Depository, which by order of 
this Board will later be prorated among the claimants. 

J. D. HARPER, President. 

R. S. WALTON, Secretary. 

R. E. Brumby added to the Statistical Secretary's Force. — On nomination of R. 
W. Vaughan. R. E. Brumby was elected one of the assistants to the Statistical Secretary. 

Introduction. — The Rev. B. F. Gehring, pastor of the Baptist Church, was intro- 
duced and happily responded to the Bishop's words of greeting. 

Conference Lay Leaders Elected. — Question 51 was called: Who is elected Con- 
ference Lay Leader, and what is the report from the Committee on Lay Activities? 

On nomination of the Board of Missions, W. S Holmes, of Baton Rouge, was 
elected Conference Lay Leader. 

The report on Lay Activities, it was announced would appear in connection with 
the Report of the Board of Missions. 

Paper on Enforcement of Locke Law. — A paper was presented by S. H. Werlein 
with reference to the enforcement of the Locke Law, and by a unanimous rising vote 
adopted as follows: 

RESOLUTIONS ON ENFORCEMENT OF LOCKE LAW. 

The attention of the Louisiana Annual Conference is called to the fact that the 
decision of the lower court which was adverse to the suit of Miss Jean Gordon versus 
the New Orleans Business Men's Racing Association has been reversed by the Supreme 
Court and remanded to the lower court for a new trial. Miss Gordon entreed suit for 
the purpose of having a receiver appointed to examined into the legality of the business 
methods pursued by the Business Men's Racing Association and it is hoped that the suit 
will result in the dissolution of the Business Men's Racing Association and the suppres- 
sion of Race Horse Gambling in the State of Louisiana. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference be reqeusted 
to bring this matter to the attention of the Governor of he State of Louisiana, and that 
he be requested to invoke the power of his office to enforce the Locke Law. 

S. H. WERLEIN, 

K. W. DODSON, 

C. A. BATTLE. 



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Additional Paragraoh on Resolutions on Union.— Unanimous consent was given 
for the addition of the following paragraph of the paper on Union read by R. H. Wynn 
to be inserted in the paper of W. H. Coleman that had been adopted: 

"Resolved, That we comply with the request of the Commissioners in observing 
with them the program of services and especially the Watch Night Meeting on Decem- 
ber 31." 

Approval of Minutes. — The Minutes of the afternoon session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Adjournment. — It was moved that we do now adjourn to meet at 7 o'clock this 
evening. The motion prevailed. 

The doxology was sung the benediction was pronounced and Conference stood ad- 
journed. 



SIXTH DAY— EVENING SESSION, 

Convening.— Pursuant to adjournment, Conference met at 7 p. m., in evening ses- 
sion of the sixth day, R. H. Wynn, by appointment of the Bishop, in the chair. 

Devotional Service. — The opening devotional service consisted of singing Hvmn 
498, 

"He leadeth me" 
and prayer led by Robert Handle. 

J. G. Spelling was recognized and spoke on the work of the Committee of Evan- 
gelism. 

Bishop Hoss Takes the Chair. — Bishop Hoss at this time took the chair. 

Report of the Conference Board of Missions. — The Report of the Conference Board 
of Missions wes read and adopted in so far as it was subject to adoption as follows: 
REPORT OF BOARD OF MISSIONS. 

The Board of Missions appointed a committee of three consisting of N. E. Joyner, 
S. H. Meyer, and C. C. Miller to confer with the Sunday School Board during 1917 with 
reference to co-operating in the support of a Sunday School Evangelist in the year 1913, 
said committee to report at the next meeting of the Mission Board. Your Board desires 
to give its hearty endorsement and encouragement to Rev. W. E. Thomas in the enter- 
prises and profits contemplated in connection with St. Mark's Hall, New Orleans, for 
the better equipment of Irs work to meet the requirements of the large Italian and 
foreign population flowing into the city . This work is of the highest importance and 
we take great pleasure in calling your attention to it. 

The Board would respectfully request our Bishop to appoint Rev. G. P. White to 
the Plaquemines and New Roads Mission, Rev. N. E. Joyner, Conference Missionary 
Secretary, and Mr. W. S. Holmes, Conference Lay Leader. 

It was moved that the Treasurer of the Board once a quarter send to the Chair- 
man of f he Board a statement of the receipts for foreign and Home Missions for pub- 
lication in the Advocate. Fermit, us brethren, to call your attention to the Every Mem- 
ber Canvass. This is exceedingly important and highly necessary to your success. 
Please bear in mind the fact that China is continued as our Foreign Mission Special for 
1917, and thf Texas-Mexico Mission as the Home Mission Special. We would remind 
you that the week preceding Easter has been set apart for prayer and self-denial for the 
work of the Genera^ Board. Let us at this point emphasize most earnestly the law of 
the Discipline with reference to the missionary offerings of the Sunday School and their 
proper direction. This law is overlooked or violated so often that our General Board is 
greatly embarrassed, and we therefore incorporate the law in this report, as follows: 

"Let one Sunday in the month, preferably the last be observed as Missionary Day 
in the Sunday School, and let the entire missionary offering of this day, together with 
all other missionary offerings, regular and special, made in the Sunday School, be a sep- 
arate fund, and, designated "Missionary Offering in the Sunday School," let it be sent 
through the Conference Treasurer, handled and forwarded by him as a separate fund, 
to the Board of Missions for use in its general work; and let the amount raised for mis- 
sions in the Sunday School be reported by the pastor in cash or voucher to the Annual 
Conference Journal." 

The following apportionments have teen made in the matter of the assessments 
for Home and Foreign Missions for the various districts: 



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Home and 

Foreign Conference 

Alexandria $1,436.00 $1,876.00 

Baton Rouge 1,465.00 1,914.00 

Lafayette 1,383.00 1,807.00 

Monroe 1,178.00 1,539.00 

New Orleans 1,289.00 1,685.00 

Ruston 1,631.00 _ 2,130.00 

Shreveport 1,568.00 £,049.00 

$9,950.00 $13,000.00 

We have received from the Auditing Board the following amounts: 

Foreign Missions $4,969.00 

Specials 337.0$ 

$5,301.00 

Home and Conference Missions $8,054.00 

Cash Received before Conference 318.00 

$6,372.00 

Home Mission Special $ 18.00 

Conference Mission Special 18.00 

French Mission Special 13.00 

$ 49.00 

After deducting the percentage belonging to the Home Department of the General 

Board, we have after most careful consideration, appropriated the remainder as follows: 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 

Natchitoches $600.00 

Oberlin 100.00 

Longville 50.00 

Pineville 75.00 

\ — 

$825.00 
BATON ROUGE DISTRICT. 

Springfield $100.00 

Gonzalez 200.00 

Jackson 100.00 

$400.00 
LAFAYETTE DISTRICT. 

Lafourche Mission $600.00 

Evangeline Missions 250.00 

Jennings Mission 150.00 

$1,000.00 
MONROE DISTRICT. 

Tallulah and Newton $250.00 

West Monroe 200.00 

$450.00 
NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT. 

Epvvorth Church $400.00 

Felicity 200.00 

Louisiana Avenue 200.00 

Covington 100.00 

Second Church 125.00 

Plaquemines 100.00 

McDonoghville 100.00 

Daisy 25.00 

$1,250.00 



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RUSTON DISTRICT. 

Alberta $75.00 

SHREVEPORT DISTRICT. 

Texas Avenue $250.00 

Queensboro 300.00 

Wesley 150.00 

Ida 100.00 

Coushatta 100.00 

Cedar Grove 100.00 



$1,000.00 
H. N. HARRISON, Secretary. 
Permission to File Report of Treasurer of Board of Education. — W. W. Drake asked 
permission for the Treasurer of the Board of Education to tile his report a little later 
for insertion in the Minutes. The permission was granted. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Receipts — 

On hand after Conference, November, 1915 $1,102.76 

Mansfield Bond 950.00—$ 152.76 

From W. W. Drake, $250; and Thomas Carter, $200, for Mansfield 

College 450.00 

From Centenary Specials (W. S. Holmes, $100; J. A. McCormick, $1 101.00 

From Brown Card Pledges 382.00 

From Brown Card Pledges (Small Amounts) 16.00 

From Centenary Collection at Baton Rouge (Cash) 406.20 

From Education Assessment 5,557.00 

From Education Special . ., , 24.00 

Total Receipts $7,088.96 

Disbursements— 

To R. H. Wynn, Balance Dae on Centenary Special $ 614.00 

To R. H. Wynn, other Centenary Specials 101.00 

To R. H. Wynn, from Brown Card Receipts 248.00 

To R. H. Wynn, on 1916 Conference Appropriation for Centenary 

College 2.152.00 

To Paul M. Brown, payment on Back Salary 300.00 

To Expenses for 1916 (Battle $11.50; Drake, $43; Bishop, $25) 79.50 

To General Board of Education 858.00 

Mansfield Bond and Interest, January, 1917 1.630.00 

Interest on Mansfield Bonds, July, 1916 630.00 

Total Disbursements ■ $6,612.50 

Balance in Bank $ 476.46 

C. A. BATTLE, Treasurer. 

Resolutions of Thanks. — A. I. Townsley read the following Resolution of Thanks 
which was adopted by a unanimous rising vote: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 

Christian Hospitality is one of the New Testament graces that we all love and 
enjoy. Such hospitality has been shown the members of the Louisiana Conference by 
the brethren of Baton Rouge. This Conference has never been more happily entertained. 

Therefore, we desire to express our appreciation to the pastors. Reverends C. A. 
Battle and H. W. Cudd, and H. W. Bowman, Presiding Elder, and their courteous com- 
mittees of laymen and women for providing for all our needs in their hospitable homes. 
To Dr. Charles McVea and the entertainment committee for the automobile ride to the 
Country Club and to the Standard Oil Plant. 

To Mr. H. H. Ahrena and A. J. Gearheard for the full and accurate reports of our 



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proceedings in the "Times-Picayune and in the Daily States." 
Rouge State Times. 



To H. S. Johns, Baton 



To the Adding Mad ine Company for the use of their machines and other courte- 
sies. To the church organist, choir, Louisiana State University Glee Club for the music 
furnished. To Miss Stone, stenographer for gratuitous service! To the Capital City and 
other Banks for courtesies. To Rev. R. P. Schuler and Mr. J. D. Swaggerty for leading 
our evangelistic services. 

We pray God's richest blessings upon the Baton Rouge Churches and upon the 
homes that have so hospitably entertained us. 

A. INMAN TOWNSLEY, 
H. N. HARRISON, 
T. D. LIPSCOMB. 

Location. — Question 18 was called: Who are to be located this year? 

H. W. Bowman moved the location of Thomas Carter. The motion prevailed. 

Dr. Carter made veledictory remarks upon the occasion of terminating his rela- 
tion with the Conference as a traveling elder. 

Resolution in Regard to Thomas Carter and Henry B. Carre. — The following reso- 
lution was passed: 

Be it resolved, That in dissolving the relation that has hitherto existed between 
the Louisiana Annual Conference and Doctors Carter and Carre, the Conference hereby 
declare their deep affection and sincere admiration for these brethren; that we sorrow 
for the necessity that has brought about their location, bid them God speed and assure 
them that our prayers follow them with love. 

F. S. PARKER, 
JOHN F. FOSTER. 

Approval of Minues. — The Minutes of the Evening Session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Question 53. — Question 53 was called: Where are the preachers stationed this 
year? 

The Bishop answered the question by the appointments; and the Conference stood 
adjourned sine die. 



APPOINTMENTS. 



ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 
Briscoe Carter, Presiding Elder. 



Alexandria— W. H. Coleman; F. R. Hill, 
P. H. Fontaine, Supernumeraries. 

Boyce and Woodworth— J. W. Faulk. 

Bunkie— J. M. Alford. 

Bon Ami and Carson, S. L. Riggs. 

Colfax and Montgomery — W, S. Henry. 

Campti— E. L. Cargill. 

De Ridder— P. M. Brown 

Elizabeth and Fulton — To be supplied. 

Glenmora and McNary — W. W. Perry. 

Jena: Nolly Memorial and Jonesville — 
J. O. Bennett. 

LeCompte and Cheneyville — B. H. Shep- 
pard. 

Longville — J. S. Rutledge. 

Merryville — J. W. Booth. 

Natchitoches— J. W. Lee. 



Oakdale — F. M. Freeman. 

Oberlin and Reeves — A. J. Bennett. 

Pineville and Meridian — R. V. Fulton. 

Pollock — To be supplied. 

Trout and Good Pine — W. F. Roberts. 

Rapides Circuit — A." A. Phillips. 

Selma and Rochelle — L. E. Crooks. 

Standard— E. G. Wood. 

Provencal — To be supplied by G. W. Bolton. 

DeRidder Mission — To be supplied by E. S. 

Williams. 
Indian Mission — To be supplied. 
State Sunday School Secretary — C. V. 

Breithaupt. 
District Commissioner for Representative 

Church — Briscoe Carter. 



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BATON ROUGE DISTRICT. 
H. W. Bowman, Presiding Elder. 



Amite — Alonzo Early. 

Baker— J. B. Fulton. 

Baton Rouge: First Church — C. A. Battle. 

Keener Memorial — H. W. Cudd. 
Clinton — A. J. Coburn. 
Denham Springs — To be supplied by P. S. 

Carpenter. 
Franklinton — J. A. McCormick. 
Franklinton Circuit — To be uspplied. 
Gonzales — B. H. Andrews. 
Greensburg — Q. R. Henry. 
Hammond and Natalbany — L. I. McCain. 
Jackson — S. S. Bogan. 



Kentwood — John Sholars. 

Olive Branch — J. L. Cady. 

Pine Grove— B. D. Watson. 

Ponchatoula — J. B. Williams. 

Springfield — To be supplied by H. C. Mur- 
phy. 

Wilson — J. L. Evans. 

Zona— W. R. McPherson. 

Zachary— J. J. Kelly. 

Chaplain State Penitentiary— H. S. Johns. 

Conference Evangelist — H. T. Young. 

District Commissionery for Representative 
Church — H. W. Bowman. 



LAFAYETTE DISTRICT. 
H. W. May, Presiding Elder. 



Abbeville — J. I. Hoffpauir. 
Crowley — R. W. Tucker. 
Eunice — A. A. Bernard. 
Evangeline Mission — H. B. Thomason. 
Franklin — H. N. Harrison. 
Gueydan — J. H. Hoffpauir. 
Houma Mission — G. A. Morgan. 
Indian Bayou — G. D. Anders. 
Jennings and West Lake — C. F. Staples. 
Lafayette — William Schuhle. 
Lake Arthur and Bell City — J. D. Nesom. 
Lake Charles — N. E. Joyner. 
Lafourche Mission — To be supplied by A. 
D. Martin. 



Melville — H. B. Vandenburg. 

Morgan City— I. T. Beck. 

New Iberia — H. N. Brown. 

Opelousas — J. D. Harper. 

Patterson and Jeanerette — F. B. Hill. 

Rayne — C. E. Fike. 

Sulphur and Vinton — Louis Hoffpauir. 

St. Martinsville — To be supplied. 

French Mission— Martin Hebert, Superin- 
tendent. 

Missionary Secretary — N. E. Joyner. 

District Commissioner for Representative 
Church — H. W. May. 



MONROE DISTRICT. 
A. S. Lutz, Presiding Elder. 



Bastrop and Collinston — O. L. Tucker. 

Bonita — A. D. George. 

Brooklyn — To be supplied by S. J. McLean. 

Calhoun — J. L. Lay. 

Columbia — T. J. Warlick. 

Eros — J. W. Waltman. 

Farmerville — Robert Randle. 

Gilbert— J. R. Roy. 

Lake Providence — C. C. Miller. 

Mangham— R. H. Bamburg; S. W. B. Col- 

vin, Junior preacher. 
Mer Rouge and Oak Ridge — W. R. Harvell. 



Monroe — E. K. Means. 

Oak Grove — W. T. Woodward. 

Ouachita Mission — To be supplied by W 

W. Lantrip. 
Rayville and Delhi — I. T. Reames. 
Sicily Island — W. J. Porter. 
Tallulah and Newelton— D. C. Barr. 
Waterproof — George Fox. 
West Monroe— A. S. J. Neill. 
Winnsboro— S. D. Howard. 
District Commissioner Representative 

Church— A. S. Lutz. 



NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT. 
W. W. Holmes, Presiding Elder. 



Angie-Tallisheek Circuit — To be supplied 

by R. F. Flowers. 
Bogalusa — A. I. Townsley. 
Covington — J. M. Boykin. 
Donaldsonville and Vacharie — P. O. Low- 

rey. 
McDonoghville — W. A. Mangham. 
New Orleans: Algiers— C. C. Wier. 

Carrollton Avenue — A. F. Vaughan. 

Daisy — To be supplied. 

Epworth — C. M. Morris. 

Felicity — R. M. Brown. 

First Church— S. H. Werlein. 



Second Church— J. A. Alford. 

St. Mark's Hall and Maryy Werlein 

Mission— W. E. Thomas. 
St. Mark's Hall, Italian Preacher— G. 

V. Romano. 
P'laquemine and Pointe Coupee— G P 

White. 
Slidell— T. J. Embree. 
General Secretary — F. S. Parker. 
Professor in Emory University — F. N. 

Parker. 
Superintendent Orphan Bovs' Home — 

J. L. Sutton. 



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Louisiana Avenue — A. J. Gearheard. | 
Parker Memorial — R. H. Harper. | 

Rayne Memorial — To be Supplied.* | 
*Rev. U. G. Foote was appointed pastor after Conference. 



District Commissioner Representative 
Church— W. W. Holmes. 



RUSTON DISTRICT. 
J. M. Henry, Presiding Elder. 



Alberta and Castor— To be supplied by F. 

P. Moss. 
Arcadia — T. H. Morris. 
Athens — W. D. Klienschmidt. 
Bernice — S. D. Roberts 
Bienville — W. F. Henderson, Jr. 
Cotton Valley— T. J. Holladay.' 
Dubach— G. D. Purcell. 
Elmore — W. E. Akin. 
Gibbsland — C. F. Sheppard. 
Haynesville — J. G. Sloane. 
Haughton— T. L. Bryson. 
Homer— W. L. Doss, Jr. 



Jonesboro — J. M. Brown. 

Minden — W. W. Dodson. 

Plain Dealing and Benton — C. B. Powell. 

Ringgold — To be supplied by J. F. Dring. 

Ruston — J. C. Snelling. 

Sibley — A. L. Harper. 

Simsboro— R. W. Smith. 

Winnfield— R. S. Walton. 

Superintendent Methodist Orphanage — R. 

W. Vaughan. 
District Commissioner for Representative 

Church — J. M. Henry. 



SHREVEPORT DISTRICT. 
C. D. Atkinson, Presiding Elder 



Anacoco and Pickering — To be supplied by 
C. F. Starnes. 

Bayou LaChute — J. F. Foster. 

Belcher — J. C. Price. 

Bossier City and Wesley — H. W. Jamieson. 

Cedar Grove and Blanchard — S. J. Davies. 

Coushatta and Lake End— A. H. Parker. 

Grand Cane — L. C. Wilson. 

Greenwood — J. C. Rousseaux. 

Ida Circuit— A. C. Searcy.* 

Leesville — V. D. Skipper. 

Logansport and Longstreet — H. B. Perritt. 

Mansfield— A. G. Shankle. 

Many and Gandy — J. L. Williams. 

Moorinsport — W. F. Henderson. 

Noble— R. T. Ware. 

Naborton and South Mansfield— F. J. Mc- 
Coy. 

Pleasant Hill — T. D. Lipscomb. 

Pelican — F. R. Power. 

* Rev. A. C. Searcy transferring after 



Shreveport: First Church — S. A. Steel. 

Noel Memorial — W. W. Drake. 

Texas Avenue — L. N. Hoffpauir. 

Queensboro — H. W. Ledbetter. 
Vivian — B. T. Crews. 
Zwolle— S. S. Holladay. 
President Centenary College — R. H. Wynn. 
Professor in Centenary College — H. T. 

Carley. 
Commissioner of Representative Church, 

Washington, D. C. — George S. Sexton. 
Superintendent Anti-Saloon League — A. W. 

Turner. 
District Commissioner for Representative 

Church — C. D. Atkinson. 
Conference Secretary of Education, and 

Commissioner within the Conference 

for Southern Methodist University — 

W. W. Drake. 

Conference, Rev. E. B. Daniel was appointed. 



Transferred: O. J. Chandler to Kentucky Conference; F. R. Hill, Jr., to West 
Texas Conference. E. E. HOSS, President. 

FITZGERALD S. PARKER, Secretary. 



CONDENSED MINUTES. 

Question 1 — Who are admitted on trial? 

Answer — Burnett Daniel Watson, James Mitchell Boykin, Richard Thomas Ware, 
Quinton Randolph Henry. 

Question 2— Who remain on trial? 

Answer— A. L. Harper, E. G. Wood, A. A. Phillip, F. B. Hill, R. W. Smith, B.'H. 
Andrews, J. L. Lay, A. C. Searcy. 

Question 3 — Who are discontinued? 

Answer — None. 

Question 4 — Who are admitted into full connection? 

Answer — William Ransom McPherson, James Lambuth Evans, Albert Dean 
George. 



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Question 5 — Who are readmitted? 

Answer — None. 

Question 6 — Who are received by transfer from other Conferences? 

Answer— S. A. Steel., from Upper South Carolina Conference; C. F. Sheppard, 
from West Oklahoma Conference. 

Question 7 — Who are received from other Churches as local preachers? 

Answer— George W. Bolton, a deacon from the M. E. Church; Wesley W. Lantrip, 
an elder from the M. E. Church. 

Question 8 — Who are received from other Churches as traveling preachers? 

Answer — Alonzo Early, an elder from the Congregational Church. 

Question 9 — Who are the deacons of one year? 

Answer — T. L. Bryson, W. A. Mangham, W. F. Henderson, Jr., W. F. Roberts. 

Question 10 — What traveling preachers are elected deacons? 

Answer — William Ransom McPheison, James Lambuth Evans, Albert Dean 
George. 

Question 11 — What traveling preachers are ordained deacons? 

Answer — William Ransom McPherson, James Lambuth Evans, Albert Dean 
George. 

Question 12 — What local preachers are elected deacons? 

Answer — James Edward Craig. John Granberry Sawyer, Benjamin H. Andrews. 

Question 13 — What local preachers are ordained deacons? 

Answer — James Edward Craig. (The others were not present for ordination.) 

Question 14 — What traveling preachers are elected elders? 

Answer — Charles Edward Fike, James L. Cady, Jason Abraham Alford. 

Question 15 — What traveling preachers are ordained elders? 

Answer — Charles Edward Fike, James L. Cady, Jason Abraham Alford. 

Question 16 — What local preachers are elected elders? 

Answer — Frank Brooks Hill. 

Question 17 — What local preachers are ordained elders? 

Answer — Frank Brooks Hill. 

Question 18 — Who are located this year? 

Answer — M. C. Hoit, C. M. Thompson, W. J. Newsom, Henry Beach, Carre, Thomas 
Carter. 

Question 19 — Who are supernumerary? 

Answer — Felix R. Hill, P. H. Fontaine. 

Question 20 — Who are superannuated? 

Answer— R. S. Sabell, J. F. Wynn, F. G. Hocutt, J. H. Brown, J. L. P. Sheppard, 
H. Armstrong, J. F. Patterson, T. S. Randle, R. A. Davis, F. N. Sweeney, J. T. Sawyer, 
M. G. Jenkins, H, J. Boltz. 

Question 21 — What preachers have died during the past year? 

Answer— J. A. Parker. 

Question 22 — Are all the preachers blameless in their life and official administra- 
tion? 

Answer — Their names were called and their characters passed one by one. 
T. V. Peters ?iad become a minister in the M. E. Church and W. B. Perritt withdrew from 
the ministry. Their names were dropped from the holl. 

Question 23 — What is the number of local preachers and members in the several 
circuits, stations, and missions of the Conference? 

Answer — Local preachers 86, members 38,940\ 

Question 24— How many have been licensed to preach during the year, and have 
their names and addresses been furnished to the Department of Ministerial Supply and 
Training? 

Answer — Seven. Two names sent in. 

Question 25 — How many candidates for the ministry are there, and have their 
names and addresses been furnished to the Department of Ministerial Supply and 
Training? 

Answer — Nine. Five names sent in. 

Question 26 — How many infants have been baptized during the year? 

Answer — 949. 

Question 27 — How m my adults have been baptized during the year? 

Answer— 1,338. 

Question 28 — What is the number of Epworth Leagues? 

Answer — 81. 



46 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Question 29— What is the number of Bpworth League members? 

Answer — 2,219. 

Question 30— What is the number of Sunday schools? 

Answer — 343. 

Question 31 — What is the number of Sunday school officers and teachers? . 

Answer— 3,026. 

Questkm 32 — What is the number of Sunday school scholars enrolled during the 
Conference vear? 

Answer— 32,674. 

Question 33 — What amount was assessed by the last Conference for the superan- 
nuated preachers, and the widows and orphans of preachers? 

Answer— $7,000. 

Question 34 — What has been collected on the foregoing account, and how has it 
been applied? 

Answer — $4,508. Distributed to Claimants. 

Question 35 — What lias been contributed for Missions? 

Answer — Foreign, $5,894; Home and Conference, $6,568. 

Question 36 — What has been contributed for Church. Extension? 

Answer— $3,251. 

Question 37 — What has been contributed for Education? 

Answer— $12,813. 

Question 38 — What has been contributed for the American Bible Society? 

Answer— $423. 

Question 39 — What has been contributed for the support of presiding elders and 
preachers in charge? 

Answer — Presiding Elders, $17,751; Preachers in Charge, $119,047. 

Question 40 — What lias been contributed for the support of Bishops? 

Answer — $1, 061. 

Question 41 — What is the number of societies, and of houses of worship owned by 
them? 

.Answer — Number of Societies, 406; Number of Houses of Worship, 357. 
• Question 42 — What is the value of houses of worship, and what is the amount of 
indebtedness thereon? 

Answer— Value, $1,419,310; Indebtedness, $63,357. 

Question 43 — What is the number of pastoral charges, and of parsonages owned 
by them? 

Answer — Pastoral Charges, 145; Number of Parsonages, 128. 

Question 44 — What is the value of parsonages, and what is the amount of indebt- 

Answer— Value, $272,070; Indebtedness, $21,037. 

Question 45 — What is the number of districts, and of district parsonages? 

Answer — Number of Districts, 7; Number of District Parsonages, 6. 

Question 46 — What :1s the value of district parsonages, and what is the amount of 
indebtedness thereon? 

Answer— Value, 29,000; Indebtedness, $6,050 

Question 47 — What number of churches have been damaged or destroyed dur- 
ing the year by fire or storm, and what was the amount of damage? 

Answer — Number of Churches Damaged, 6; Amount of Damage, $457. 

Question 48 — What are the insurance statistics? 

Answer — Insurance Carried. $650,725; Losses Sustained, $457; Premiums Paid. 
$4,690; Colltctions on Losses, $1,023. 

Question 49 — What are the educational statistics? 

Answer — Centenarv College, Value $130,000, Indebtedness $2,000, Professors 6, 
Pupils 60. Mansfield College, Value $75,000, Indebtedness $20,000, Professors 32, Pu- 
pils 147. 

Question 50 — How many copies of the General organ and of the Conference organ 
are taken? 

Answer — General Organ. 282; Conference Organ, 1,697. 

Question 51 — Who is elected Conference Lay Leader, and what is the report from 
the Committee on Lay Activities? 

Answer — W. S. Holmes, Baton Rouge. 

Question 52 — Where shall the next session of the Conference be held?^ 

Answer — Minden. 

Question 53 — Where are the preachers stationed this year? 

Answer — (See Appointments.) 



APPENDIX 

CONFERENCE ROLL 

Abbreviations used: R, Readmitted; T, Transfer; FC, Full Connection; MFC, 
Methodist Protestant Church; CPC, Cumberland Presbyterian Church; CMC, Congre- 
gational Methodist Church; MEC, Methodist Episcopal Church; BC Baptist Church; 
Cong, Congregational Church. 




Present Relation 



lWynn, J. F 

2 Davis, R. A 

3 Randle, Robert 

4 Brown, J. M 

5Isbell, R. S 

6 Harper, J. D 

7 Randle, T. S 

8Hocutt, F. G 

9|Patterson, J. F. . 
10|Sheppard, J. L. P. 

ll|Davies, S. J 

12!Barr, D. C 

13|Boltz, H. J 

14|Bennett, J. O. . . . 
15|Armstrong, H. . . 

lC|Parker, F. N 

17!Hoffpauir, J. I. 

18| Johns, H. S 

lS'May, H. W 

20!Parker, F. S. ... 
2l!Henderson, W. F. 
22jPorter. W. J. ... 
23lWilliams. J. B. . . 
24jBrown, X H. . . . 

25|Foster, J. F 

26|Kelley, X J 

27|Staples, C. F«. ... 
28|Schuhle. Wm. . . . 
29|Drake, W. W. . . . 
30|Henry, X M. ... 

31jCrews, B. T 

32}Jenkins, M. G. . . 
33|Sheppard, B. H. 

34)Bogan, g. S 

35lTucker, R. W. .. 
36jBrown, P. M. ... 

37|Wynn, R. H 

38|Lee, X W 

39 i Miller, C. C 

40|Vaughan, R. W. . 
41 1 Turner. A. W. . . 
42|Neill, A. S. X ... 

43|Wier, C. C 

44!Lowrey, P. O. . . 
45|Dodson, K. W. . . 
46|Sweeney, F.«N. . 
47lCoburn, A. X . . . 
4S|Purcell, G. D. . . . 
4S!Hebert. Martin 
50|Harvell, W. R. 
51! Carter, Briscoe . 
52lAtkinson, C. D. . 
53lBrown; H. N. . . . 

54|Sloan. J. G 

55|Roy, J. R 



rlow and When- Ad- 
mitted into Louisi- 
ana Conference 



Ordained 



Dea- 



| 
I 



Superannuated FC, 

Superannuated T, 

Effective FC, 

Effective T., 

Superannuated FC, 

Effective ,.. FC, 

Superannuated *. . . FC, 

Superannuated FC, 

Superannuated FC, 

Superannuated FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective * FC, 

Effective T., 

Superannuated T., 

Effective . . FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective T., 

Effective FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective . . FC, 

Superannuated T., 

Effective FC, 

Effective FC, 

Superannuated j FC, 

Effective i FC, 



Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Superannuated 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Superannuated 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective .... 
Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 



R., 

FC, 

T., 

T., 

FC, 

FC, 

T., 

T„ 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T., 

FC, 

T., 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T., 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T.. 



Dec, 


1859.... 


1859 


1865 


Jan., 


1871. ...1 


1866 


1870 


Jan., 


1871.... 


1871 


1873 


Jan., 


1873.... 


1865 


1867 


Jan., 


1875.... 


1874 


1875 


Jan., 


1875.... 


1873 


18 7 6 


Jan., 


1875.... 


1875 


1877 


Jan., 


1875.... 


1870 


1875 


Dec, 


1876.... 


1876 


1879 


Dec, 


1880.... 


1876 


1882 


Jan., 


1886.... 


1884 


1888 


Jan., 


1886.... 


1886 


1888 


Jan., 


1887.... 


1883 


1888 


Jan., 


1888.... 


1886 


1889 


Jan., 


1888.... 


1877 


1879 


Jan., 


1888.... 


1888 


1889 


Jan., 


1888.... 


1885 


1889 


Jan., 


1888.... 


1888 


1889 


Dec, 


1888.... 


1888 


189i> 


Dec, 


1889.... 


18S7 


1889 


Dec, 


1889.... 


1883 


1889 


Dec, 


1889.... 


1889 


1891 


Dec, 


1889.... 


1889 


1891 


Dec, 


1890 


1883 


1887 


Dec, 


1890 


1890 


1892 


Dec, 


1890.... 


1890 


1893 


Dec, 


1890.... 


1890 


1892 


Dec, 


1891 


1891 


1S93 


Dec, 


1892.... 


1890 


1893 


Dec, 


1892.... 


1891 


1893 


Dec, 


1893.... 


1880 


1882 


Dec, 


1893.... 


1861 


1370 


Dec, 


1893.... 


1890 


1895 


Dec, 


1893.... 


1893 


1895 


Dec, 


1894.... 


1890 


1893 


Dec, 


1894.... 


1893 


18915 


Dec, 


1894.... 


1893 


1896 


Dec, 


1895.... 


1895 


1898 


Dec, 


1896.... 


1896 


1898 


Dec, 


1896.... 


1896 


189S 


Dec, 


1898.... 


1898 


1900 


Dec. 


1898.... 


1894 


1901 


Dec 


1898.... 


1898 


1900 


Dec. 


1898.... 


1896 


1900 


Dec 


1899 


1892 


1894 


Dec, 


1889.... 


1900 


1902 


Dec, 


1900.... 


1899 


1907 


Dec 


1900 


1898 


1903 


Dec. 


1900.... 


1900 


1904 


Dec. 


1900.... 


1898 


1900 


Dec 


1901.... 


1SS9 


1891 


Dec 


1901.... 


1898 


1903 


Dec. 


1901.... 


1901 


1903 


Dec 


1901.... 


1901 


1900 


Dec 


1902.... 


1S92 


j 1895 



48 



JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



Name 



58[Means, E. K. 



Wilson, L. C. 
Warlick, T. J. 




How and when Ad- 
mitted into Louisi- 
ana Conference 



Ordained 




Elder 



Bowman, H. W. 

Waltman, J. F. . . 

Cargill, E. L. ... 

Kleinschmidt, W. 

Hoffpauir, L. N. . 

Howard, S. D 

65|Riggs, S. L 

G6|Coleman, W. H. ., 

67|Nesom, J. D 

6S|Fontaine, P. H. .. 

69|Sutton, J. L , 

70Rutledge, J. S. 

71 iFreeman, F. M. 
72! Holmes, W. W. . .. 

7:;| Hill. Felix R 

74!Shankle. A. G 

75|Vaughan, A. F 

76ILutz. A. S 

70JCarley, H. T 

77iTownsley, A. I. ... 
79jHarrison, H. N. . . , 

SOIBooth, J. W , 

Si'Holladav, T. J. ... 

S2|Fulton, J. B 

8?>| Harper, R. H. ... 

SHlAlford. J. M 

35IDQSS, Jr., W. L. . . 
SGiSholars, John .... 

STlReames, I. T 

88IT edbetter. H. W. 
S 9' Skipper, V. D. . . . 

90|Price. J. C 

91[Holladay, S. S. . . . 

92iPowell, C. B 

93lBonnett, A. J. . . . 
94|Breithaupt, C. V. . 

95!McCov, F. J 

96!Battle, C. A 

97!Mprris, CM 

98 [Lipscomb, T. D. . 

99|Akin, Wm. E 

lOOJMcCain, L. I 

lOHGearheard, A. J. . 
i02!Werlein. S. H. ... 

103| Sawyer, J. T 

104!McCormack, J. A. 

105(Waton, R. S 

lOGlSnelling, J. G. . . . 

107| Young, H. T 

108lBamburg, R. H. .. 

109jCrooks, L. E 

llOiPerritt, H. B 

lHJParker, A. H 

U2|Morgan, G. A. ... 

113|Power, p. R 

114|Vandenburg, H. B 



D. 



Effective | T., 

Effective T., 

I Effective j T., 

Effective T., 

Effective ! MPC. 

Effective ; FC, 

Effective \ FC, 

Effective MPC. 

Effective CPC, 

Effective j FC, 

Effective | FC, 

Effective j FC, 

Effective T., 

Effective | FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective j FC., 

Effective : FC, 

Supernumerary ; T., 

Effective ■ T., 

Effective T., 

Effective T., 

Effective it., 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 



FC, 
FC, 
FC, 
FC, 
iFC, 

Effective j FC, 

Effective j T., 

Effective ! FC 



Effective 
Effective 
Effective 
Effective 
Effective 
Effective 
Effective 



FC, 

T., 

T., 

T., 

CMC 

CMC 

CMC 



Effective 'CMC 

Effective ! FC, 

Effective j FC, 

Effective FC, 

Effective pc., 

Effective j FC, 

j Effective r #> 

Effective • T., 

I Effective | T., 

| Effective IT., 

! Superannuated I R., 

Effective FC, 

Effective ! FC, 

I Effective j FC, 

; Effective .' FC, 

i Effective FC, 

| Effective | FC, 

\ Effective | T., 

; Effective T., 

Effective FC, 

Effective PC, 

Effective T., 



Dec, 
Dec, 

Dec, 

Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 

, Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Jan., 
Jan., 
Jan., 
Jan., 
Jan., 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 

. Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 

. Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 



1903. 

1903. 

1903. 

1903. 

1903. 

1903. 

1903. 

1904. 

1904. 

1904. 

1904. 

1904. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1905. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1906. 

1907. 

1907. 

1907. 

1907. 

1908. 

1908. 

1908. 

1908. 

1908. 

1908. 

1908. 

1908. 

1908. 

1909. 

1909. 

1909. 

1909. 

1909. 

1909. 

1909. 

1909. 

1909. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1910. 

1907. 



1891 | 

1885 

1902 

1893 

1899 

1903 

1902 

1901 

1890 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1898 

1902 

1901 

1906 

1901 

1865 

1897 

1901 

1894 

1903 

1904 

1906 

1904 

1907 

1907 

1907 

1894 

1908 

1908 

1891 

1899 

1884 

1908 

1908 

1908 

1908 

1.909 

1909 

1909 

1909 

1907 

1895 

1906 

1908 

1879 

1875 

1910 

1910 

1910 

1910 

1910 

1910 

1907 

1896 

1910 

1910 

1894 



1896 
1887 
1906 
1895 
1899 
1906 
1906 
1901 
1890 
1906 
1906 
1907 
1902 
1912 
1907 
1908 
1907 
1867 
1899 
1901 
1902 
1906 
1908 
1908 
1908 
1912 
1909 
1909 
1902 
1910 
1910 
1893 
1902 
1887 
1908 
1908 
1908 
1908 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1913 
1898 
1911 
1911 
1880 
1876 
1913 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1909 
1897 
1912 
1912 
1899 



JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



iS 



Name 



115]Cudd, H. W. ... 
116|Rousseaux, J. C. 
117jAlford, J. A. ... 
USjFaulk, J. W. .. 
1 19| Anders, G. D. .. 
120jMorris, T. H. .. 
121|Perry, W. W. . 

122 White, G. P. ... 

123 Jamieson, H. W 

124 Brown, R. M. . 

1 25 Fox, George . . . 
3 26Embree, T. J. . 
127|Tucker, O. L. .. 
l28j.Hoffpauir, J. H, 
129! Woodward, W. T 
1 30!Henry, W. S. . . 
ISlfThomas, W. E. . 
132[Fulton, R. V. . . 
133JHoffpauir. Louis 
134jRoberts, S. D. . 
135lBernard, A. A. . 
136iSexton, G. S. . . 
137|Mangum, W. A. 

ISSIFike, C. E 

139|Cady, J. L 

140|Roberts, W. F. 
141|Thomason, H. B 
142fWilliams, J. L. 

143lBeck, I. T 

144|'Romano, G. V. . 
145J.Toyner, N. E. . . 
146lHenderson, Jr., W 
147'Brvson, Thos. L 
148jCoIvin, S. W. E... 
149?McPherson, W. R 
150'Evans, J. L. .... 
151 fGeorge. A. D. ... 

152iSteel, S. A 

153iSheppard, C. F. 
154;Earl, Alonzo .... 



Present Relation 



Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Fourth Year Class. 

Effective 

Effective 

Fourth Year Class. 

Effective , 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 

Fourth Year Class. 
Fourth Year Class. 

Effective 

Third Year Class . 
Third Year Class . 
Third Year Class . 

Effective 

Effective 

Effective 



Ordained 



How and when Ad-' 
mitted into Louisi- ! 
ana Conference 



Dea- 
con. 



Elder 



FC, 

FC\, 

FC, 

MEC. 

T., 

T., 

T., 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

R., 

T., 

T., 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

R., 

T., 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T., 

T., 

T„ 

T., 

T., 

FC, 

FC, 

R., 

FC, 

FC, 

FC, 

T., 

T., 

Cong 



Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Dec, 
Nov., 

Dec. 
Dec, 
Dec, 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 



1911. 
1911. 
1911. 
1911. 
1911. 
1911. 
1911. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1912. 
1913 . 
1913. 
1913. 
1913. 
1913. 
1914. 
1.914, 
1914. 
1914. 
1914. 
1914. 
1914. 
1914. 
1915. 
1915. 
1915. 
1914. 
1916. 
1916 . 
1916. 
1916. 
1916. 
1916. 



I 1911 
I 1909 
] 1911 
1907 
1888 
1893 
1905 
1892 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
| 1912 
1892 
1904 

1913 
1913 
1913 



1914 
1914 
1914 
1914 



| 191! 



1914 
1915 

1916 
1916 
1916 



1913 
1913 

1916 
1912 
1893 
1895 
1907 
1901 
1914 
1914 
1914 
19-14 
1914 
1914 
1903 
1906 

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1915 
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1916 
1916 



1914 



No 



i 
8 
9 

10 
11 



ON TRIAL. 



Name 



Harper, A. L 

Wood, E. G 

Phillips, A. A 

Hill, F. B 

Smith, ' Robert W. . . 
Andrews, Benj. H. . . 

Lay, John L 

Searcy, Arlington C 
Watson, Burnett D.. 
Boykin, James M... 
Ware, Richard T. . . . 
Henry, Quinton R. . . 



Class 



Second Year Class 

First Year Class 

Second Year Class 

Second Year Class (Elder 1916) 
Second Year Class 



When 

(Admit- 
I ted 



1915 
1915 
1915 
1915 
19'15 

Second Year Class ! 1915 

1915 
1915 
1916 
1916 
1916 
1916 



Second Year Class 
First Year Class.. 
First Year Class . . . 
First Year Class . . . 
First Year Class... 
First Year Class.., 



50 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

LAY DELEGATES. 

Alexandria District — A. W. Bryant, H. H. White, R. R. Redditt, Noel Norwood. 
Baton Rouge District— H. C. Murphy, I. IX Wall, L. L. Upton, O. E. Townsend. 
Lafayette District — R. E. Rramby, A. Percy Holt, C. P. Starnes, W. B. Williamson. 
Monroe District— R. O. Randle, W T . L. Calhoun, C. E. Faulk, W. R. Baker. 
New Orleans District — H H. Ahrens, B. D. Tally, S. H. Meyer, Chas. O. Chalmers. 
Ruston District— P. K. Abel, J. F. Dring, N. R. Grigsby, L. M. Green. 
Shreveport District— S. H. Porter, A. J. Scott, J. M. Middleton, J. C. Foster. 



DIRECTORY 



'•Name. Charge or Conference Relation. Postoffice Address. 

Akin, Wm. E Elmore Elmore 

Alford, Jason A Second Church i\ew Orleans 

Alford, J. Martin Bunkie Bunkie 

Anders, Geo. D Indian Bayou Indian Bayou 

Armstrong, H Superannuate Olla 

Atkinson, Chas. D P. E. Shreveport District Shreveport 

Andrews, B. H Gonzales Gonzales 

Bamburg, R. H .Mangham Mangham 

Barr, Daniel C Tallulah and Newellton Tallulah 

Battle, Chas. A First Church, Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 

Bennett, J. O Jena, Nolly M., and Jones ville. . Jena 

Beck, I. T Morgan City Morgan City 

Bo^an, S. S Jackson Jackson 

Boltz, H. J Superannuate 

Bonnett, A. J Oberlin and Reeves. Oberlin 

Booth, J. W Merry ville Merryville 

Bowman, H. W P. E. Baton Rouge District Baton Rouge 

Boykin, James M Covington Covington 

Bolton, Geo. W Provencal Provencal 

Breithaupt, C. V State S. S. Secretary Alexandria 

Brown, H. N New Iberia New Iberia 

Brown, J. H Superannuate Hodge 

Brown, J. M Jonesboro Jonesboro 

Brown, Paul M De Ridder De Ridder 

Brown, Robert M Felicity New Orleans 

Bryson, Thos. L Haughton Haughton 

Bernard, A. A Eunice Eunice 

Cady, James I Olive Branch 

Cargill, E. L Campti Campti 

Carley, Henry T Prof. Centenary College Shreveport 

Carter, Briscoe P. E. Alexandria District Alexandria 

Coburn, A. J Clinton Clinton 

Coleman, Wm. H Alexandria .Alexandria 

Colvin, S. W. B Mangham Jr. Preacher Manghan 

Crooks, L. E Selma and Rochelle Selma 

Cudd, H. Wade Keener Memorial Baton Rouge 

Crews, B. T Vivian .Vivian 

Davies. Stephen J Cedar Grove Shreveport 

Davis, Robert A Superannuate Park Place, Houston, Tex. 

Dodson, K. W Minden Minden 

Doss, Wm. L., Jr Homer Homer 

Drake, W. Winans Noel Memorial Shreveport 



JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Name. Charge or Conference Relation. Postoffice Address. 

Enibree, T. J. Slidell SlideU 

Evans, James L Wilson Wilson 

&arly, Alonzo Amite Amite 

Faulk, J. W Boyce and Woodward Boyce 

Fike, Charles E Rayne : Rayne 

Fontaine, Patrick H . . . Supernumerary Alexandria 

Foster, Jno. F Bayou La Chute Shreveport 

Fox, George Waterproof Waterproof 

Freeman, F. M Oakdale Oakdale 

Fulton, Jesse B Baker Baker 

Fulton, Robert V. . .' . . .Pineville and Meridian Pineville 

Gearheard, A. J Louisiana Avenue New Orleans 

George, A. D Bonita Bonita 

Harper, Jacob D Opelousas Opelousas 

Harper, R. Henry Parker Memorial New Orleans 

Harper, A. L Sibley Sibley 

Harrison, Hadley N Franklin Franklin 

Harvell, Win. R Mer Rouge and Oak Ridge Mer Rouge 

Hebert, Martin French Mission New Iberia 

Henderson, W T m. F. . . . Mooringsport Mooringsport 

Henderson, Wm. F., Jr .Bienville Bienville 

Henry, James M P. E. Ruston District Ruston 

Henry, Walter S Colfax and Montgomery Colfax 

Hill, Frank B Patterson and. Jeanerette ..Patterson 

Hill, Felix R Supernumerary Alexandria 

Hocutt, Felix G Superannuate Biloxi, Miss. 

Hoffpauir, J. I Abbeville Abbeville 

Hoffpauir, J. H Gueydan Gueydan 

Hoffpauir, Louis Sulphur and Vinton Sulphur 

Hoffpauir, Lasty N. . . . Texas Avenue Shreveport 

Holladay, S. S Zwolle Zwolle 

Holladay, T. J Cotton Valley Shreveport 

Holmes, Wm. W T P. E. New Orleans District New Orleans 

Howard, S. D Winnsboro Winnsboro 

Henry, Quinton R Greensburg Greenburg 

Isbell, R. S. Superannuate Monticello, Ark. 

Jamieson, Hugh W Bossier City and Wesley Shreveport, P.O. Box 512 

Jenkins, M. G Superannuate. Mineola, Tex. 

Johns, Henry S Chaplain State Penitentiary. ... Baton Rouge 

Joyner, Nicholas E . . . . Lake Charles Lake Charles 

Kelly, Jeff. J. . Zachary Zachary 

Kleinschmidt, W. D. . . .Athens .Athens 

Ledbf tter, H. W Queensboro Shreveport 

Lee, John W Natchitoches Natchitoches 

Lipscomb, T. D . , Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill 

Lowrey, Perry O Donaldsonville and Vacherie Donaldsonville 

Lutz, Albert S .P. E. Monroe District Monroe 

Lay, J. L Calhoun Calhoun 

May, Harry W P. E. Lafayette District Lafayette 

Mangum, W. A McDonoghville McDonoghville 

McCain, Leon I Hammond and Natalbany Hammond 

McCormick, J. A Franklinton Franklinton 

McCoy, F. J Naborton and Mansfield Naborton 

McPherson, Wm. R. . . .Zona Zona 



52 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE ,, 

Name. Charge or Conference Relation. Postoffice Address. 

Means, E. K Monroe Monroe 

Miller, Clias. C Lake Providence Lake Providence 

Morgan, Gustave A Houma Mission Houma 

Morris, Chas. M Epworth .New Orleans 

Morris, Thos H Arcadia Arcadia 

Nettle, Albert S. J West Monrce West Monroe 

Nesoni, J. D Lake Arthur and Bell City Lake Arthur 

Parker, A. H Coushatta and Lake End Coushatta 

Parker, Franklyn N Prof. Emory University Atlanta, Ga. 

Parker, Fitzgerald S Secretary Epworth League Nashville, Tenn. 

Patterson, J. F. Superannuate .Uvalde, Texas 

Perry, W. W Glenrnora and McNary Glenmora 

Perritt, H. B Logansport and Longstreet Logansport 

Porter, Wm. J Sicily Island Sicily Island 

Power, Frank R Pelican Pelican 

Price. J. C Belcher Belcher 

Powell, C. B Plain Dealing and Benton Plain Dealing 

Phillips, A. A Rapides Circuit 

Purcell, Geo. D Dubach Dubach 

Randle, Robert Farmerville Farmerville 

Randle, Thos. S Superannuate 

Reames, Isaac T Rayville and Delhi Rayville 

Riggs, Sam'l L Bon Ami and Carson Carson 

Roberts, W. F Trout and Good Pine Good Pine 

Roberts, S. D Bernice Bernice 

Rousseaux, J. C Greenwood Greenwood 

Roy, J. R Gilbert Gilbert 

Ruttledge, J. S Longville Longville 

Romano, G. W St. Mark's Hall New Orleans 

Sawyer, Jno. T Superannuate New Orleans 

Schuhle, Wm .Lafayette Lafayette 

Shankle, A. G Mansfield Mansfield 

Sheppard, C. F Gibsland .Gibsland 

Sheppard, B. H LeCompte and Cheney ville Le Compte 

Sheppard, J. L. P Superannuate Mansfield 

Sholars, John Kentwood Kentwood 

Skipper, Virgil D Leesville .Leesville 

Sloane, John G Haynesville! Haynesville 

Staples, Chas. F Jennings' and West Lake Jennings 

Sutton, John L Supt. Orphans' Home New Orleans 

Sweeney, F. N Superannuate 

Sexton, Geo. S Representative Church Washington, D. C. 

Smith, Robert W Simsboro Simsboro 

Searcy, A. C Ida Tda 

Steele, Sam A. First Church Shreveport 

Snelling, I. G, Ruston Ruston 

Thomas, Wm. E St. Mark's Hall New Orleans 

Thomason, Hyder B. . .Evangeline Mission Bayou Chicot 

Townsley, A. Inman Bogalusa Bogalusa 

Tucker, R. W r m Crowley Crowley 

Tucker, Ollie L Bastrop and Collingston Bastrop 

Turner, A. W A.nti-Saloon Secretary Shreveport 

Vandenburg, H. B Melville .Melville 

Vaughan, A. F Carrollton .New Orleans 

Yaughan, R. W Supt. Conference Orphanage . . . Ruston 



JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 



Name. Charge or Conference Relation. Postoffice Address. 

Waltman, J. F Eros Ercs 

Walton, R. S Winnfield Winnfield 

Watson, Burnette D Pine Grove Pine Grove 

Ware, Richard T Noble Noble 

Warlick, T. J Columbia Columbia 

Wier, Clias. C Algiers New Orleans 

Werlein, S. Halsey First Church New Orleans 

White, G. P Plaquemine & Point Coupee. . . . Plaquemine 

Williams, J. Bloss Ponchatoula Ponchatoula 

Williams, J. L Many and Gaudy Many 

Wilson, L. C Grand Cane Grand Cane 

Woodworth, W. T Oak Grove Oak Grove 

Wynn, John F. . Superannuate Crowley 

Wynn, Robert H President Centenary College. .. Shreveport 

Wood, E. G Standard Standard 

Young, Henry T Conference Evangelist 

LOCAL PREACHERS SERVING AS SUPPLIES. 

Name. Charge. Postoffice. 

Bolton, G. W Provencal Provencal 

"Carpenter, P. S Denham Springs Denham Springs 

Dring, J. F Ringgold Ringgold 

Flowers, R. F Augie-Tallisheek Bush 

Lantrip, W. W Ouachita Mission 

Martin, A. D Lafourche Mission Raceland 

McLean, S. J Brooklyn Brooklyn 

Murphy, H. C Sprinkfleld Springfield 

Moss, F. P Alberta and Castor .Chestnut 

Williams, E. S De Ridder Mission De Ridder 

Starnes, C. F Anacoco and Pickering Anacoco 

DIRECTORY OF LOCAL PREACHERS. 

Alexandria District — Order. Postoffice. 

Bennett, D. C Elder De Ridder 

Coorpender, R. O. . .Licentiate Alexandria 

Montgomery, J. H . . Deacon Melville 

Lantrop, W. W Elder Grayson 

Hayes, D. D Deacon Kinder 

Parker, W. F Licentiate — Jena 

Whatley, W. R Elder Provencal 

Williams, E. S Elder Bon Ami 

French, J. H Elder Carson 

Vallery, E. J Elder Ball 

Baton Rouge District — 

Burgess, T. M Deacon Amite 

Carpenter, P. S Licentiate Denham Springs 

Carroll, W. H Elder Hall 

Craig, J. B Licentiate Pride 

Fayard, E. D Deacon Springfield 

Hart, B. F Deacon Chesbrough 

Methvin, J. E Licentiate Pine Grove 

Murphy, H. C ■'. Deacon Springfield 

Petty, P. S Elder Wilson 

Powell, W. A Deacon Liverpool 

Vetters, C. B Licentiate Kentwood 

Harrell, O. H, .;." Licentiate Varnado 

Lafayette District — 

Bernard, Robert .... Licentiate New Iberia 

Duplanti, E. V Licentiate Shreveport 

Faulk, Henry Licentiate Crowley, R. F. D. 1 



54 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Lafayette District — Order. Postoffice. 

Hines. K. B Elder Rayne 

Howell, R. P Elder Lake Charles 

Knight, William. . . . Licentiate ' Bourg 

.Martin, A. D Licentiate Kaceland \ 

Martin, R. E Deacon Bourg 

Knight, James Licentiate Bourg 

Hoffpauir, A. R Rider Estherwood 

Billey, W. B .Elder West Lake 

Stine, Ed Licentiate Grand Chenier 

Thornton, L. C Deacon ; West Lake 

Zook, M. L Licentiate Lake Charles 

Monroe District — 

. Burkitt, Phillip Deacon Eros, R. F. D. 1 

Fordham, Dennis. . . Elder Chatham, R. F. D. 2 

Fordham, Jerry Elder Chatham, R. F. D. 2 

Foreman, R. C Licentiate Marion 

Grice, E. G Elder Calhoun 

Hatfield, W. H Elder Winnsboro 

Hunnicutt, M. H Deacon Ray ville 

Inabnett, W. B Deacon Lapine 

Killingsworth,W.R. . Deacon Eros, R. F. D. 1 

Reneau, Thomas Elder , Oak Grove 

Taylor, J. A Deacon Oak Grove 

New Orleans District — 

Ahrens, H. H Elder New Orleans 

Evans, W. G Elder New Orleans 

Palmasano, A Licentiate New Orleans 

Schroeder, R. L. . . . Licentiate New Orleans 

Seegers, S. A Licentiate New Orleans 

Stafford, J. H Licentiate \ T ew Orleans 

Ruston District — 

Anders, D. F Licentiate Goodwill 

Banks, H. M Elder Vernon 

Dring, J. F Licentiate Ringgold 

Fordham. Willis Licentiate Cotton Valley 

Hamil, W. L Deacon Homer 

Manley, J. M Deacon Cibbsland 

Martin, T. J Elder Ringgold 

Moncrief, M. W Licentiate ^ibbsland 

Moss, F. P Licentiate Chestnut 

Napp'er, J. E Licentiate Hico 

Wafer, T. M Deacon . . Ruston 

Nicholson, W. "W Deacon Haughton 

Shreveport District — 

Barlow, A. O. D Licentiate T ogansport 

Boazeman, Robert. . Licentiate Relmont 

Boyd, John Licentiate Campti 

Carroway, W. R ^Ider I ogansport 

Edwards, T. S Elder ■ n -rand Cane 

Franklin, John Deacon Anacoco 

Griffin, D. L. Elder 

Pipes, T. W Deacon Shreveport 

Posey, O. M '. .Deacon Shreveport 

Roberts, G. C Deacon Leesville 

Wright, R. T Deacon Anacoco . 

Daniel, E. B Licentiate Ida 

Moll, Earl B Licentiate Shreveport 

Bowdon, J. H Licentiate Shreveport 

McLean, C. E Licentiate Shreveport 

Swaggerty, J. D Licentiate Shreveport 

Sawyer, J. G Licentiate Shreveport 

Lennard, O. L Licentiate Mooringsport 

Champion ,H.A.L. . . . Licentiate Logansport 



JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 55 

CONFERENCE CLASSES FOR 1917. 

First Year — B. D. Walton, J. M. Boykin, Richard T. Ware, Q. R. Henry. 

Second Year — A. L. Harper, E. G. Wood, A. A Phillips, P. B. Hill, R. V. Smith 

B. H. Andrews, J. L. Lay, A. C. Searcy. 
Third Year— J. L. Evans, A. D. George, Wm. R. McPherson. 
Fourth Year — T. L. Bryson, W. A. Mangum, W. F. Henderson, Jr., W. F. Rooerts. 

CONFERENCE AND CONNECTIONAL ASSESSMENTS. 



District 



Alexandria 
Baton Rouge 
Lafayette 
Monroe 
New Orleans 
Ruston 
Shreveport 
Total 






$1436j $1876 $258 $10101 $1731 






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1383 
1178 

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16311 



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232| 

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973 

829 

907 

1147 



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$173 


$72 


$100 


176 


74 


101 


167 


69 


96 


142 


59 


82 


156 


65 


90 


197 


82 


110 


189 


79 


108 



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707 


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775 


| 1540] 


978 


1947} 


940 


{ 1873J 



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$177 
182 
170 
146 
160 
202 
195 



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LEGAL CONFERENCE. 
(Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Conference.) 

President, Rev. J. M. Henry, Ruston, La. 

Secretary, Mr. W. W. Carre, New Orleans, La. 

Treasurer, Mr. S. II. Meyer, New Orleans, La. 

Clerical— R. W. Tucker, R. H. Wynn, Paul M. Brown, and Jno. T. Sawyer, 

Lay — W B. Thomson, J. C. Foster. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE NEW ORLEANS DEPOSITORY. 

H. F. Foster, G. D. Shands, C. H. Wasson, Paul Renshaw, E. H. Prescott, A. C. 
King, W. B. Summers, W. F. Sherwood, H. H. Ahrens. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ORPHANAGE. 

President, Hon. S. L. Pearce. 
Secretary, Rev. Briscoe Carter. 
Treasurer, J. H. Mays. . 

Rev. R. H. Wynn, D.D., Rev A. D. Shankle, Hon. Rob't O. Randle, Hon. P. K. 
Able. O. E. Hodge, and C. W. Blair. 

BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF MANSFIELD COLLEGE 

Clerical — W. W. Holmes, W. H. Coleman, A. G. Shankle, K. W. Dodsor.. J. G. 
Snelling. W. R. Harvel, N. E. Joyner, H. N. Brown, W. F. Henderson, J. M. Brown. 

Lay— L. B. Wilcox, J. H. Thatcher, A. M. Mayo, A. P. Holt. Dr. W. P. Haas. 
FYank Hunter, Dr. J. M. Middleton, O. H. Jordon, A. W. Baird, A. P. Taliaferro. W. L. 
Calhoun, C. B. Hicks, S. A. Kidd, R. E. Bobbitt. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CENTENARY COLLEGE. 

President, Dr. John L. Scales. 
Secretarv-Treasurer, Hon. S. C. Fullilove. 

Clerical— Paul M. Brown, W. H. Coleman, Briscoe Carter, W. W. Drake, J. M. 
Henry, F. R. Hill, Sr., W. W. Holmes, W. Schuhle, T. J. Wariick, R. H. Wynn, ex-officio. 



56 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Lay — J. B. Ardis, -1. L. Baker, J. J. Booth, T. C. Clanton, J. W. Davis, J. C. Foster 
S. C. Fullilove, T. W. Hollom&ii, J. B. Hutchinson, A. J. Murff, G. L. Prestridge, J. M.' 
Robinson, R. O. Randle, Dr. J. L. Scales, Dr. J. P. Scott, Dr. R. D. Webb, P. M. Welsh. 

QUADRENNIAL BOARDS AND COMMITTEES. 

ORPHANAGE BOARD. 

President, C. C. Wier. 
Secretary, John Sholars. 
Treasurer, T. H. Morris, Arcadia, 

Clerical — J. M. Alford, V. D. Skipper, W. D. Kleinschmidt, H. T. Young. 
Lay— S. C. Fullilove, Lanson Higgenbotham, W. W. Sutcliffe, C. H. Henrv, H. G. 
Gilbert, Robert Babington, J. J. Meredith. 

JOINT BOARD OF FINANCE. 

President, J. D. Harper. 

Secretary, R. S. Walton. 

Treasurer, J. C. Foster, Shreveport. 

Clerical — J. O. Bennett, R. W. Tucker, J. B. Williams, F. M .Freeman, T J War- 
lick. 

Lay— B. D. Tally, J. F. Wood, W. L. Calhoun, H. B. Forshay, H. H. White, R. I'. 
Hearne. 

EPWORTH LEAGUE BOARD. 

President, W. E. Thomas. 

Vice-President, Chas. M. Morris. 

Secretary, J. Cude E.ousseaux. 

Treasurer, R. O. Coorpender 

J. M. Boykin, H. L. Johns, W. R. McPherson. 

STATE EPWORTH LEAGUE OFFICERS. 

President, John D. Saint, 817 Union Street, New Orleans, La. 

Vice-President, R. O. Coorpender, care L. R. N. R. R. Co., Alexandria, La. 

Miss Frances Brasher, 1725 White Street, Alexandria, La. 

Treasurer, H. L. Johns. 501 Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, La. 

Junior Superintendent, Mrs. R. H. Harper, 734 Nashville Ave., New Orleans, La. 

BIBLE SOCIETY BOARD. 

President, S. H. Werlein. 

Secretary, M. Hebert, J. W. Booth : H. S. Johns, C. V. Breithaupt, G. D. Pnrcell, 
S. S. Bogan. 

AUDITING BOARD. 

A. M. Mayo, W. R. Harvell. J. G. Sloane. 

COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS. 

W. W. Drake, J. F. Fester, J. O. Bennett, R. H. Wynn, J. G. Snelling, A. G. 
Shankle, J. D. Harper. 

COMMITTEE OF EXAXMINATION. 

Admission on Trial — R. H. Harper, H. N. Harrison, R. M. Brown. 
First Year— R. S. Walton, J. W. Lee, A. F. Vaughan. 
Second Year — H. T. Carley, W. S. Henry, J. C. Rousscaux. 
Third Year— C. A. Battle, H. T. Young, E. K. Means. 
Fourth Year— P. M. Brown, C. C. Miller, W. L. Doss, Jr. 

BOARD OF MISSIONS. 

President, Paul M. Brown. 

Secretary, H. N. Harrison. 

Conference Secretary, N. E. Joyner. 

S. H. Meyer, New Orleans. 

Clerical — R. H. Wynn, J. G. Snelling, A. I. Townslev, C. _. Miller. 

Lay— J. L. Scales, P. R. Abel, A. P. Holt, J. R. Abies, C. M. Noble, J. W. Tooke. 



JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 57 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 
President, J. M. Henry. 
Secretary, W. W. Drake,. 
Treasurer, C. A. Battle. 

Clerical-Jno. F. Foster, R H. Harper, W. L. Doss, Jr., A. J Ceartioard 
StapIes La ^r J D. A Ha F a°s Ster ' ^ *«*' * * *«' F ' T ' «*«* * L - ^™t O. B. 

BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 
President, K. W. Dodson. 
Secretary, Wm. Schuhle. 
Treasurer, R, O. Randle, P. O. Address, Monroe, La 

Shankle , . erlCa,-E ' *' MfcanS ' J " W " LeG ' B ' H: She PP ard > w - F - Henderson, A. G. 

Lay— C. O. Chalmers, C. Girard, Walter Quine, W. D. WadJey, V. L. Fulton, W. C. 
jjarnette. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 

H. N. Brown, Chairman. 

J. A. Alford, Secretary. 

W. A. McKennon, Treasurer, Shreveport. 

Clerical— L. C. Wilson, H. W. Ledbetter, T. D. Lipscomb, A. J. McCormick J B 
Fulton. 

Lay— J. H. Carter, H. N. Pharr, O. H. Cline, R. W. Germany, E. F. Dudlev T W 
Holoman. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 
(Elected Annually) 

Committee on Conference Relations— J. B. Williams, Wm. Schuhle, Jno. F, 
Foster, W. D. Kleinschmidt, B. H. Sheppard, H. N. Harrison. 

Committee on Memoir— J. D. Harper.. 

Committee on Public Worship— H. W. Bowman, C. A. Eattle, W. S. Holmes. 

Committee on District Conference Records — J. C. Rousseaux, L. C. Wilson, W. 
W. Perry, A. J. Gearheard, C. E. Fiske, J. W. Lee, W. H. Coleman. 

Committee on Church Publications — R. H. Harper, S. J. Davies, E. K. Means. 

Committee on Sabbath Observance— G. S. Sexton. C. C. Wier, W. E. Thomas, S. 
L. Riggs, W. L. Doss, Geo. Fox. 

Committee on Temperance— S. H. Werlein, J. M. Alford, A. W. Turner, N. R. 
Grigsby, Crow Girard, O. E. Townsend, W. R. Baker. 

Committee on Lay Activities— W. S. Holmes, T. W. Holloman, Van Carter, W. 
M. Spinks, R. O. Randle, W. H. Morse, L. L. Upton, S. H. Porter. 

Committee on Evangelism — J. G. Snelling, W. W. Drake, R. O. Rand^, Van 
Carter, H. N. Brown. 

DISTRICT COMMISSIONER FOR REPRESENTATIVE CHURCH. 

Alexandria Districc — Briscoe Carter. 
Baton Rouge District — H. W. Bowman. 
Lafay^te District — H. W. May. 
Monroe District — Albert S. Lutz. 
New Orleans District — Wm. W. Holmes. 
Ruston District — James M. Henry. 
Shreveport District— Chas. D. Atkinson. 

CONFERENCE RULES 

REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS. 
Resolved, That all resolutions, memorials and reports of boards and committees 
coming before the Conference be submitted in duplicate. 
Adopted in New Ioena in 1901. 

AUDITING BOARD. 

Resolved, That the Auditing Board be required to read to the Conference on the 
second day of each session the names of all preachers whose statistical reports have 
not been presented by that time. 

Adopted in 1910. 



58 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

ASSESSMENT RULKS. 

Resolved, That whereas the Louisiana Annual Conference has adopted a resolu- 
tion ordering- that the amount aportioned to each district he distributed among the 
various charges in proportion to the membership and the amount paid for ministerial 
support during - the past qaadrennium, W e hereby memorialize the Louisiana Annual 
Conference + hat said distribution in the several districts be based upon both the mem- 
bership and the amount paid for ministerial support of the preceding year instead of 
the preceding quadrenniuni as heretofore; and that the Secretary of the Annual Confer- 
ence be required to furnish data to each of the presiding elders in order that the said 
divisions may be made. 

And that all resolutions with reference to the distribution of the assessments in 
conflict with the above resolution be, and are hereby repealed. 

Adopted in 1911. 

WIDOWS AND DECEASED PREACHERS. 

Resolved, That the names and postoffice addresses of the widows of the deceased 
members of this Conference be added to the Conference Roll, as publishd in the 
Minutes. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Joint Board of Finance be requested to write 
to each of thesewidows, requesting her to give a statement in regard to her temporal 
circumstances and those dependent upon her. for the information of said Board. 

Adopted in 1896. 

DATA FOR MEMOIRS. 

Whereas, our Committee on Memoirs have usually, found great difficulty in ob- 
taining data at the seat of Conference for suitable memoirs of brethren' who have died 
during the year, therefore be it 

Resolved, That in the case of the death of a member of this Conference, or the 
wife of a member, or of a deceased member, the Presiding Elder in whose district the 
deceased belonged, be requested to appoint some suitable person to secure the neces- 
sary data for a suitable memoir of said deceased for the Committee before the session 
of the Conference. 

CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Be it Resolved, Thac each church securing assistance from the Church Extension 
Board shall be required to secure the refunding of the sum donated in the event of the 
property being alienated from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by entering and 
recording a /nortgage for me sum donated. 

Adopted at Baton Rouge in 1900. 

DISTRICT CONFERENCE. 

Resolved. That the District Conference shall be composed in addition to members 
prescribed in the Discipline, Paragraph 70, of four laymen to be elected by the 
quarterly conference of each charge. 

Baton Rouge, Nov. 1916. 

EDITORS OF STATISTICS AND REPORTS. 

Be it Resolved, That on nomination of the Statistical Secretary an editor of 
tatisticals reports for each district be elected, whose duty it shall • be to correct 
errors, if any, in form and additions of figures so that the reports may be entered 
without delay by the Statistical Secretaries. 

Be it further Resolved, That every pastor be urged to have his' statistical reports 
in the hands of the Statistical Secretary by the end of the first day of the Conference 
session and that any brother failing to comply with this rule be publicly called upon 
for his report. 

B3 it further Resolved, That the rule requesting reports to be filed by the close 
of the second day be hereby rescinded. 



JOURNAL OP THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

MEMOIRS 



ALPHEUS WATERS WILSON. 

Alpheus Waters Wilson was born to the Rev. Norval Wilson and Cornelia L. How- 
land in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, February 5, 1834. He was educated at Columbia 
(now George Washington) University, and entered the Baltimore Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church in 1S53. Four years he served as junior preacher and two 
more as pastor of circuits. He served an apprenticeship, from which he graduated a 
master indeed. 

In 1857 he married Miss Susan B. Lipscomb, his life companion and helpmeet, 
who preceded him but a few years in the church triumphant. 

From 1859 to 1870 Mr. Wilson was a supernumerary member of the Conference, 
ill health causing him to take this relation. During part of the time he practiced law, 
demonstrating that the highest success was within his reach in this noble profession; 
but as soon as possible be returned to the pastoral ministry, where his heart had 
always been. 

The history of the Baltimore Conference following the period of the Civil War is 
that of heroic adherence to principle at the cost of all things. No truer or more com- 
plete sacrifice of self was made by the Scottish ministers who formed the Free Church 
in the days of Chalmers, McCosh and Guthrie. They left their churches, parsonages 
and salaries for conscience sake, and in 1866 a majority of the Conference declared its 
adherence to the cause of the Southern Methodist Church and was received as an or- 
ganization. Dr. Wilson's leadership in these trying times w T as both wise and courageous. 

In 1870-'73, Dr. Wilson was presiding elder of the Washington District; in 1873- 
'77, pastor of Mount Vernon Place Church, Washington City; and from March, 1877, to 
May, 1878, he was pastor of Calvary Church, Baltimore. 

In 1878 he became Secretary of the Board of Missions, then impoverished and 
ill-organized. He spared not himself in the huge undertaking of creating a missionary 
conscience throughout the Church. He stirred the Annual Conferences by his mighty 
eloquence and initiated the advance movement that has gone on with increasing force 
and volume to this day. 

In 1882 he was elected Bishop. From the retirement of Bishop Keener in 1898 to 
his death in 1906 he was Acting Senior Bishop. 

As a Bishop Dr. Wilson attained his greatest effectiveness. His greatness as a 
preacher would have lacked its appropriate field Within the limitations of a pastoral 
charge. He had not the talents of a Beecher or a Spurgeon; his appeal was not of the 
popular kind, nor was his range in preaching so wide as that of great pastors. Intensity, 
sublimity, prophetic insight, fervor of spirit, command of Biblical material, perfect dic- 
tion, a voice of marvellous richness and reach, combined to make of him a very great 
preacher, especially to preachers. Bishop Hoss declares that he was the greatest 
preacher he has ever heard. The late Bishop Tigert, if under appointment to preach 
at a subsequent service the same day, would avoid hearing him because of the emotional 
reaction that he thought unfitted him for preaching. His parting message to the General 
Conference contains the following self-interpretation: "Through it all (that is, his min- 
istry of sixty years) I have tried, first of all, to maintain the character of a Methodist 
preacher, than which there is none higher on earth. I have sought to preach the gospel, 
only the gospel; I have not cared for side issues that have been raised. I have paid 
little attention to opposition of the world. I have mplicit faith in the power of the truth 
when it makes its appeal to he consciences of men in the sight of God, and I have 
drawn my lessons and my inspirations from the word of God and from that only." 

Bishop Wilson was a great administrator as well as a wonderful preacher. He 
seemed without effort to understand every situation. He was the readiest of men. Noth- 
ing disturbed his poise or provoked him to hasty utterance. He journeyed around the 
world thrice, visiting the missions of his own church and other churches. Thrice again 
did he visit the Orient to se how his brethren did there in every city. Once he visited 
South America; and several times, whether as Missionary Secretary or Bishop, he 
visited Mexico. 

He did not succeed well as a writer. Composition was laborious to him and the 
mechanical use of the pen irked him. He read extensively and was well informed on 



60 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

many subjects, especially theological; but. his contribution to the thought of the world 
was througL his sermons. His printed lectures are not easy reading. His mind was 
saturated with the Scriptures, which he read daily in the original tongues. He habitually 
spent long periods each day in prayer. He was never in haste, never pausing in his 
work. He might well have characterized his own life in the words of the psalmist 
(Psalms, XVI: 8) 

"I have set the Lord always before me, , 

Because he is at my right hand I shall not be moved." 

He died November 21, 1916. His hope had long been in Christ and he was more 
ready to go to be with him than ever he had been to set out on one of his long journeys. 
His facial expression had acquired a singular spiritual beauty and his features often lit 
up with a serene smile that proved the inner purity and rest of nis soul. He must have 
known that he was regarded as a great man, but his thoughts were always so centered 
in the greatness of God and the pre-eminence of Christ that self entered not into his 
mind. He walked with God; he thought of little save God; he is now with God. 

F. S. P. 



JAMES A. PARKER. 

A prince in our Israel was gathered unto his fathers when James A. Parker died. 
The end came in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hopkins, of Lafayette, Louisiana, May 
19, 1916. 

Dr. Parker was a native of Alabama. In early life he was engaged in the prac- 
tice of laAV, and his legal training was of great value to him. 

He was converted in youth, and received into the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South. He was licensed to preach in 1857, and was admitted on trial into the Alabama 
Conference, at Montgomery, December, 3 860, Bishop Andrew, presiding. In his class was 
Rev. A. D. McVoy, afterward President of Mansfield College. Thus for nearly sixty years 
he stood as a "watchman on the walls of Zion," warning men, and exhorting them to re- 
pentance and salvation by faith in Christ. 

In 1861, he enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army, but, on account of ill 
health, he was discharged the following year. Recovering his health, he re-enlisted, and 
was appointed by Bishop Andrew as Chaplain to Clayton's Division, which position he 
filled until the surrender. He also served several pastoral charges before leaving his 
first Conference. In 1868 and '69 he was presiding elder of the Pensacola District. 

In 1870 he was transferred to the Little Rock Conference, and was appointed by 
Bishop Keener to Eldorado Circuit. Upon leaving Eldorado Circuit, he served three 
years as presiding elder of the Camden District, and following that, he spent two years 
on Magnolia Circuit. 

In 1876 he was transferred to the Louisiana Conference, and was stationed at 
Homer, where he remained four years. For thirty years or more of active ministy in 
the Louisiana Conference, he served several of its districts, and some of its most im- 
portant charges: Homer District, Alexandria District, Delhi District; Minden, Bastrop, 
Ruston, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and other charges. Upon the close of his pastorate 
in Benton, in 1910, he was granted the superannuate relation, in which he remained 
until the end. 

He was an instructive, forceful preacher. His sermons were clear, luminous 
expositions of Bible truth, and the earnest spiritual fervor, with which they were de- 
livered, impressed them upon the consciences of his hearers, and he had many seals to 
his ministry. 

Brother Parker was one of our ablest ministers. In the pulpit, among his peopel, 
and on the Conference floor, he was an acknowledged leader. The Secretary of our 
Conference says of him: "He was a strong preacher and a man of remarkably clear 
vision. His legal training was often evident in his public speech. He excelled as a 
debator, and few men could present a case on the floor more clearly than he." 

I was intimately associated with him in the work of the boards and committees 
of the Conference, of some of which he was often chairman, and he was always courte- 
ous, and considerate of the rights and opinions of his colaborers. In the discussions, 
and in dealing with the perplexing problems that sometimes arose, I never heard him 
say an unkind word, nor utter a harsh criticism, nor saw him do a discourteous thing. 
Would that more of us were like him in these fine traits of ministerial character! 

For four years, I was his presiding elder, and I looked forward to my visits to his 



JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 01 

charge, ■with the expectation of learning something that would be helpful to me in my 
work. My love and respect for him were akin to the feeling of a son toward a father. 

He died, as he had lived, in the full assurance of faith. His was a long painful 
illness, but he never questioned his Father's will, bore his suffering bravely, and was 
always thoughtfully, tenderly appreciative of the loving ministry of his family. 

His devotion to his family is beautifully expressed by a daughter, who says: 
"Only those who have lived with him in the intimacy of private life know just how pure 
and good that life was. When semi-delirious, he prayed aloud, and preached the most 
beautiful sermons. At other times, in his delirium, he discussed ways and means for re- 
lieving the miseries of the war-sufferers In a paroxysm of great pain, he said, 'All in 
God's good time — His will, not mine, be done.' Just the night before he died, he whis- 
pered, 'All is well!'" 

We who knew and loved him sadly miss his kindly face and commanding figure in 
our Conference session. And we share in the loss which is the greater sorrow of his 
devoted companion of many years, and his children. But our loss is his gain, and, in 
the thought of John on Patmos, we can say, "He rests from his labors, and his works 
do follow him." 

The following song, composed by Brother Parker, during the last years of his life, 
was sung a.t his funeral. It bears eloquent testimony to his love for, and simple faith 
in, our Heavenly Father: 

"My day of life will soon be past — 

The sun is going down; 
And when I'm free from earth at last, 
I hope to wear a crown. 

Chorus — 

"Starry crown, glory crown! 

Ordained for saints to wear; 
I'll share those starry crowns in Heaven, 
And reign with Jesus there. 

"This hope to me by Christ is given, 

Through crucial pain he bore; 
And when I reach that home in Heaven, 

A crown he will bestow. 

"I'll calmly bear my troubles here, 

With the sweet promise given, 
That he will dry each falling tear, 

And crown my life in Heav'n. 

"I'll struggle onward up the hill, 

Though foes would press me down; 
I stili will do my Father's will, 

To wear a starry crown. 

"Though life to me be toil and strife, 

Or riches and renown, 
I'll gladly yield this mortal life, 

To wear a starry crown. 

"Then join in praise for victory won, 

With all the Heavenly host; 
Praise to the Father and the Son, 

And to the Holy Ghost." J. D. HARPER. 



MRS. SUSAN EMMA JENKINS. 

Sister Jenkins, wife of Rev. M. G. Jenkins, an honored superannuate of the Lou- 
isiana Annual Conference, died in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, November 28th, 1915. 
and her remains were buried in Mineola, Texas. She was the daughter of Malcom and 
Susan Monroe, being born in Thomas County, Georgia, on March 22d, 1846. 



62 JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 

Sinter Jenkins gave her hand in marriage to Brother Jenkins on July 7, 1865, be- 
ing but nineteen years of age. Her marriage took place in the home of her birth amid 
familiar scenes and among the friends of her childhood. She was trained by godly 
parents and ever walked in the faith so beautifully pointed out to her by their faithful 
living. Her young life developed into a beautiful young womanhood. She was converted 
in early life and joined the Southern Methodist Church and was ever a noble exponent 
of its teachings. 

We learn that her last months on earth subjected her to intense pain, but that 
she bore the same with Christian fortitude. All that loving friends and physicians could 
do was unavailing, and on November 2Sth, 1915, this aged saint entered into rest saying 
but a short time before death claimed her, "My dear Savior has heard my prayer." 

Gathered with the family as she passed away were Rev. J. E. Harrison, President 
of the San Antonio Female College, and President Wesley Peacock, each of whom paid 
glowing tributes to our departed sister. Both knew her well and could and did bear tes- 
timony to her consistent and beautiful life. 

She was the constant companion of her husband for over fifty years, and amid all 
the joys, trials and victories of a long itinerant life she was "true as steel," as one who 
knew her well has appropriately said: "Wherever her itinerant life led, whether it was 
in Georgia, Louisiana, or in Texas, she went ready to do for her Lord and Master, and 
faithfully she did her part in His Kingdom. She was the mainstay and comfort of her 
husband, and especially during these later days of his superannuation. Many beside those 
of her kin and household were helped By the touch of her hand, the sweetness of her 
words of love and sympathy, and the resplendent living before them of the Christ-life." 

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lula Harris, and one sister, Mrs. Estelle Drennan, 
of Houston, Texas. "Separated for a while, our brother and her daughter and all who 
loved her in God's good time shall again be with her and be at home with God forever 
and forever." JNO. F. FOSTER. 



There is a Field for Christian Education. . . 
The State Does Not Give All Our Youth Need. 

Centenary College 

is OUR Conference School for Boys and Young Men. 

Location Healthful. Faculty Excellent. Environment 
Moral and Religious. The Newly Added Military Drills 
have Proved Beneficial to Discipline. 

Expenses for Session: Tuition, $50; Board and Room, includ- 
ing Lights and Steam Heat, $15 Per Month. 



Address, Rev. R. H. Wynn, Box 6, Shreveport, La. 



Statistical Tables 



Table No, \ —Membership, Church Property, Insurance and Woman's Work. 



ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT 



NAME OP CHARGE AND PASTOR. 



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Bon Ami 

Boyce 

Bunkie 

Columbia 

Colfax 

Campti 

8 De Ridder 

9 De Ridder Mission . 

10 Elizabeth 

1 1 Glenmora 

12 Harrisonburg- 

13 Jena 

14 LeCompte 

15 Longville 

16|Merryville 

17|Melville, 



W. H. Coleman. 

T. I. Beck 

W. W. Perry 

R. S. Walton . . . 

J. M. Alf ord 

H. B. Perritt 

E. L. Cargill 

W. S. Henry. . . . 
D: C. Bennett. . . 
W. B. Perritt . . . 

J. W. Faulk 

R. Randle 

J. O. Bennett. . . 
B. H. Sheppard . 



Natchitoches 

Oakdale 

Opelousas 

Ouachita Circuit. . . . 

Pineville 

Pollock 

Provincal 

Rapides Circuit 

Reeves and Oberlin. 

Selma 

Standard 

29|Trout and Goodpine. 
SOIWoodworth 



I J. W. Booth. 

J J. H. Montgomery, 

| P. M. Brown 

P. M. Freeman.... 
J. D. Harper 



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7 
1 
40 
7 
1 
121 
9 

12 



H. B. Vandenburg. 

L. E. Crooks 

G. W. Bolton 

A. A. Phillips 

A. J. Bonnett 

S. L. Riggs 

E. G. Wood 

P. H. Fontaine. . . . 
W. F. Roberts 

Total 

Total Last Year. . 

Increase 

Decrease 



19 


47 


10 




25 


14 


10 


33 






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• •I 

4 
9 
3 

78 

13| 

351 

1 

14. 



107 

16 

1 

86 

13 
14 

2 



144 
13 

5 
21 

*26 
6 



423 
641 



21! 



7021 607 

719 437 

. . . 170 

171 





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173 
333 
300 
684 
131 
234 
182 
115 

62 
138 

92 
225 
124 



138 
153 
200 
204 
191 

ISO 

244 
75 

309 
70 
64 

1301 
39| 

120] 



14 



1 

47 
2 
7 

16j 

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^2 



58001 237 



4921 
979 



401 
164 



1 

l\ 

l\ 
118.1 
143 



3000 



3800 
8500 
9300 
2000 
4000 
15000 
1000 



6000 

300 

4000 

1600 



25 



1800 

10000 

14000 

3000 

4500 

'2500 
3000 
2000 
2350 
3000 



800 
3500 
1200 

149150 

134522 

14628 







BATON 


ROUGE 


DISTRICT 














1 

<> 


Amite 

Baker 

Baton Rouge: 1st Ch. 
Keener Memorial .... 

Clinton. 

Denham Springs .... 
Franklinton & Zona. . 
Franklinton Circuit. . 


H. T. Young 

J. B. Fulton 

C. A. Battle 

H. W. Cudd 

A. J. Coburn 

W. A. Mangum 

J. A. McCormack .... 

F. N. Sweeney 

J. L. Cadv 


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21 

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36 

16 
26 

6 
22 
73 
12 

2 
11 
13 
36 

8 
21 

8 
31 
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5 

86 

29 

6 

3 

1 

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12 

18 

19 

8 

3 

5 

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56 
14 
19 


10 
10 
96 

4 
6 

19 

20 

7 

8 

15 

13 

80 

3 

4 

105 

10 

8 
21 


238 
343 
735 

187 
98 
379 
277 
358 
418 
250 
196 
304 
186 
272 
272 
279 
289 
150 
263 
287 


10 
1 

7 

12 

11 

1 

9 

28 

1 

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' *25 
2 

1 


6 
10 

6 
15 

21 

21 

15 

2 

7 
g 

10 

3 

31 


1 

4 
1 
1 
1 
6 
2 
4 
7 
6 
1 
5 
1 

3 
5 

6 

4 
5 
4 


1 
4 
1 
I 
1 
5 
2 
3 
6 
4 
1 
5 
2 
3 

4 
6 
3 
5 
4 


10000 
7503 

30000 
5000 
6000 
2900 
3500 
4000 
9600 
2350 
5000 

10000 
3000 




4 

6 

7 
8 
9 


1400 

300 

250 


10 
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12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
L7 
18 
19 


Gonzales 


B. H. Andrews 

J. J. Kelley 

S. S. Bogan 

John Sholars 

B. D. Watson, Supply . 
J. B. Williams 


Hammond 

Jackson&St.Fran'vill 
Kentwood 


Pine Grove 

Ponchatoula 

Pride. 


12750 
3500 
3600 
2000 
3400 
5000 




Springfield 

Tangipahoa. . 

Wilson 


H. C. Murphy, Supply. 

J. Lf. Evans 

S. J. Davies 

R. V. Fulton 

Total 

Total Last Year .... 

Increase 

Decrease 


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.... 
2 


9 




9 
9 

... 

... 


378' 

283 

95 


462 
337 
125 


451 
405 

46 


5781 
5993 



212 


145 

118 

27 


170 
1.90 

"20 


70 

62 

8 


63 

57 
6 


129100 

126050 

3050 


1950 

2074 

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ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT 





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1 
1 
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1 
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1000 
2000 
2000 
2500 




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120 
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15 

200 

70 

950 

190 


3375 


26 








1 


21 


219 


260 
200 
70 
963 
241 
'34 
3 5 S 


~ 
















fi 


1 


1000 

850 


150 


1000 





















q 


1 


500 
2500 
1500 
2000 


13 

21 
14 
23 








.... 








1 S| 


1 




1770 
3000 
1500 


397 




1 




100 


100 


1 

<> 

1 


10 
16 
27 


30 

20 
148 


ll 

1? 


1 




| 


187 














1 R 


1 


300 
450 

600 

800 

800 

1500 

1500 






.... | 








14 


1 







27 

75 

439 








.... | .... . 




1 


36 




100 


127 
75 
439 
116 
195 
143 


1 

6 

1 


10 
10 
15 
2 
4 
28 


1 - 


1 












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Ifi 


1 


60 




















1- 


1 

















1 




11 

48 


1.16 
115 


-1 V 


1 


400 




80 
110 














1^ 


1 





4000 


33 










7| 


2 


20| 31220| 1969| 1975 

171 272501 5641 2600 

3 3970! ■1405' 


5258 

4293 

9 6 5 


39875 

31575 

8300 


367 

299 

"76 

.... 


2 
2 




206 
11526 


206 

750 


15 

11 

4 


261| 1202 
2S6| 1551 


6827 

>;n7o 


20 

23 


203 
204 




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.... 


11319 


544 


25 


3 49 


46 


3 


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Table N >, I— Membership, Church Property, Insurance and Woman's Work, 

LAFAYETTE DISTRICT 



NAME OF CHARGE AND PASTOR 



!&H >^ 



tTl® 


£ 










£"£ 


?,» 


^ 




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£3 


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f£* 


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McCo 
Towns 



lev 



! Abbeville. 
ICrowley . . 

| Eunice A. A. 

JEvangeline Mission. . T. L. 

j Franklin • I a. F. 

French Mission ....... 

IGueydan j j. li. Hoffpauir 

]Houma Mission !m. Hebert 

Indian Bayou ....... J. ' L. Lay 

I Jennings. 



Brysoii 
Vaugln 



[Lafayette 

Lake Arthur 

Lake Charles 

Lafourche Mission. 

Morgan City 

New Iberia 

Patterson & J'rette. 

Rayne 

Sulphur & Vinton. . . 
[St. Martinville 



\Vm. Schuhle 

J. D. Nesom 

K. W. Dodson 

A. D. Martin, Supply 

C. C. Weir 

H. N. Brown 

W. R. McPherson. . 

C. E. Fike 

Louis Hoffpauir. ... , 



I 19| 
I 6 
IT 

L 14 



6! 

42| 
58 
55 



148 
495 
230 
189 
193 



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SI 

6 



A 




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3 be 




a a 


3 
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n3 


OS 


< 


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1 




9 
34| 

41 



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22 



4 


131 


1 


10-1 


2 


10 


2 




4 


11 


35 


17 


9 8 


100 


S 


9 


7 


16 


N 


23 


7 2 


12! 




-1 



2 52 1 
319 
59 3 



'I 16| 131 



70 
239 
207 
632 

97 
283, 
20S 
176 
250 
223 



1 


8 


4 


20 




41 




7 


3 


5 


10 


26 










11 


25 




11 


11 


3 


5 


6 


12 


4 



4000 
4000 
3730 
1160 
3500 
4000 

15600 
1503 

12500 

20000 
7500 
4000 

•4500 



Total 

Total Last Year. 

Increase 

Decrease 



2i 361 1 
2| 2841 



426) 307 
1911 30S 



4794| 
49361 



196! 
2301 

966 1 



42| 

4 il 



40| 143960 20613) 



MONROE DISTRICT 



Bastrpp&Collinston 

Bonita 

Brooklyn 

Calhoun 

Eros 

Farmerville 

Gilbert 

Lake Providence. . . 

Mangham 

Met Rouge & Oak R . 

Monroe 

Oak Grove 

Rayville 

Sicily Island 

Tallulah 

Waterproof 

West Monroe 

Winnsboro 



, O. L. Tucker 

I A. D. George 

P. Fordham. Supply 

W. J. Newsom 

. R. H. Bamburg. . . . 

J. F. Waitman. . . . 

iT. R. Roy 

|C C. Miller 

D C. Barr 

W. R. Harvill 

T. H. Morris 

W. T. Woodward. . . 

H. N. Harrison.... 

| W. J. Porter 

,V. D. Skipper 

: Geo. Fox 

T-r. W. Ledbetter. . . 

H. B. Thomason. . . 



37| 
43 
46 

4| 

12| 



24| 



Total 

Total Last Year. 

Increase. . . . 

Decrease 



14| 

3! 



L5 

75 1 

50| 

79| 

31 

I9i 

... . 

It 

7| 

56j 

50 9 r 

199| 
'4101 



IS 
123 
61 
17 
32 

" "3 

34 

503 

3 70 
133 



123| 

25| 

6' 

12l! 

II 
li 
4 1 

78! 



101 

20| 

6' 

25| 

444| 

2871 

1571 



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3 07 1 
392! 
3071 
310 
102 1 
136| 
1411 
176.J 
323! 
6 9 7 1 

4 20 1 
1651 
2671 

84| 
136 , 
1171 
43 4 j 

47661 

4146| 

620! 



132000 
11960 



2150| 



68 



15001 
410! 



57-: 



6078! 
14535 



181 



4| 
_19[ 

341 

117 
234 



1! 

_ 8 J 
112 
113 



4| 



75001 

6 5001 
3500| 
4150J 
6000 
3000| 
5500| 

12000) 

4000| 

4 530! 
32000) 

4000| 

4000J 

7 5031 
21 3500! 
2 37501 
2 5000 
3| 4500) 

"571 120930) 250 
55 1125501 250 



150! 



100 



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1 




T J Warlick 


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1 
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1 

7 


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9| 
9| 
61 
12| 
18| 
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441 
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12j 

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9| 
23 41 
309| 


48 

30 

6 

31 

48 
49 
1 5 
109 
58 
38 
18 

4 

15 

11 

27 

547 

56 8 


100! 

II 

H 

17! 
12| 
121 
161 
87! 

85| 

9! 

201 

7! 

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61 

16| 

4681 

52 8 i 

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322! 

188) 

96| 

122| . 

338! 
300|. 

250! 
288| 
568! 
365| 
4231 

6^i! 

63| 

171 1 

220| 

283| 

319] 

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43881 

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11 

2| 

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51 
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2 

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1 
4 
3 
1 

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1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

1 


1 
1 

1 


2500 
2530 
2400 
3000 




3 

4 


Covington 

Donaldsonville 

McDonoghvile 

NewOrleans: Algiers. 

Carrollton Ave.... 

Epworth 

Felicity 

First Church 

Louisiana Ave 

Rayne Memorial . . 

Second Church. . . . 

Mary Werlein 

St. Mark's Mis 

Plaquemine 

Slidell 

St. Tammany 

Parker Memorial .... 


J. M. Boykin 

P. O. Lowrey 

L. T. McLain 

R. M. Brown 

N. E. Joyner 

C. M. Morris 

F. R. Hill, Sr 

S. H. Werlein 

\. J. Gearheard 

F. R. Hill, Jr 

T. A. Alford 


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1| 

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41 
. . .1 

• • -1 
10! 

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1-i 

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631 


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61 

101 

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10 

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6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 


1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 


30000 

8003 

3500 

100000 

30003 

60000 

14000 

2 500 


460O 

' '3250 

12000 


12 




13 

14 


W. E. Thomas 

G. V. Romano 

G. P. White 


1 5 


* 

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31 

3 ! t 


4 
4 

25 

28 




S500 

4700 

3700 

33000 

"291300 

337800 




. .J 


16 
17 
18 


T. J. Embree 

T. S. Rutledge 

R. H. Harper 

Total 

Total Last Year. . . . 


1 

' '7066 
26850 
30450 




Decrease 


1 


751 


21 


60 




9| 


31 


8 


3 


46500 


3600 



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DISTRICT. 














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3000 
2000 
250 
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1700 
312 
100 


2000 

22000 

200 


18 






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183 

2762 
450 
100 
602 


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6 

11 

6 

10 


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1 


15 00 
1500 
1200 







254 

1110 

438 

"l25 

150 


2600 
2400 


19 




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273 

1202 

4 3 8 

6 

482 

307 

606 

1090 

L248 

295 

695 

395 

950 


S ! 

11 6 

2 23 




7 


1 






1500 

500 
165 

' '.30 




... . .| |. . . . 


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1 




. . . .| |. . . . 


9 




800 
3650 


6 

23 




. . . .| |. . . . 


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9 


6000 

750 

8000 


1000 




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1| lgj 157 

| 1| 39J 446 

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2| 8 
2 T 
5.| 9 
,...|. 2 
101 4 
2| 3 
2| 6 
5| 13 


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12 


1 




11725 


60 




. . . .1 |. .'. . 


13 








1090 
1000 

127 

625 

700 




. . . . | [...-. 


1 \ 


1 


5000 
1600 
1500 
1000 
1100 






4500 


4500 
11200 
6000 
1800 
1700 


16 
39 

70 




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2| 50j 129 

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4| 55|' 320 
| 1| 26| 237 

1 1 


18 


1 


13 




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11 1019 












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2 




38900 

41300 

' '2 100 


: 3ooo 

1000 
2000 


7595 
4400 
3195 


297T 
16545 

"i3574 


75575 

70575 

5000 


"361 

405 












18 






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I 16| 343 

131 319 

31 •?, X 


3652 

2718 

934 


12139 
8716 
3423 


43 
56 


134 
169 




19 


2 


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8081 208 




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1 


1500 

1500 







240 
487 
60 
125 
107 


1250 


27 






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267 

487 

60 

125 

107 

10 

27 

547 

350 

329 

1089 

1200 

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1 
1 

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12 

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20 

30 
46 
19 

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800 
1000 
1500 
1000 
3000 
1200 
2700 
13000 
1000 
3000 
1200 
3000 
1000 
3500 
30 30 













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6 


1 


600 






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1J 

11 

II 

1| 


15 
20 
9 
36 
60 


27 
108 


7 


1 


400 
350 

72 

700 

1200 

135 

400 


6000 


39 




1 .... 




8 


1 


500 







... | 


.... 


9 


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■3200 
15000 






1 


.... 


10 


T 


1600 




1000 


165 


I 


....J S3 
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| .... 


83 


11 
12 


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319 



13 


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14 


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192 

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1| 
11 

1| 

101 

91 


6 
19 
32 

222 
214 

8 


12 
179 

1381 
1181 

200 



218 
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7646 
4240 
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2400| 37 
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19 


42000 

41569 

431 


2300 

2775 

' '475 


1760 

2075 

685 

315 


5987 
2827 
3160 


303001 278 
35250 381 


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83 


291 j 

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2 




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63 




4950] 103 


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k 




500 

275 

100 

60 

' 'i"450 

115 

' '7087 

550 

20258 

97 

100 








. | 










500 

290 

166 

60 

136 

2071 

115 

7598 

9028 

7S6 

21776 

213 

100 

46 

183 

542 

90 

L262 


.... 


51 1 


1 


1000 
2000 
3 000 






1000 
1000 

4000 

4200 

22100 

4500 

2500 

56350 

17500 

56000 

10000 


15 
6 




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Si 2 


1 


. 










3 


3 


60 


5! 2 


1 







500 
8000 













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5 




36 










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1 

.... 


30 


1O0 
621 


4 


16 


1 


55 00 


1450 










I 6 








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9( 7 


1 


4000 

6000 

3500 

12500 





7250 


181 

127 

46 

48'5 




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1 

\ 

1 
1 

. . . . 


21 
1 
11 


167 
1814 

190 

1033 

61 


14' 8 


1 










9 
10 


1 


1350 

8000 






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6 

1 

1 


8 


1 




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712 










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1 


20 


46 


1114 


9 


2250 

1500 

400 

3000 






136 

213 

50 

911 


5650 

4100 

1000 

18100 


47 

51 

40 

85 

1174 

343 

S31 




1 .... 






15 
16 


1 


465 





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.... 


.... 
1 

. . . . 


46 




2 7S 


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2 

i 


12 


1 


.... 


. . . .1 




917 


1 


1 

1 

7 


.:..! 43 


43 


1 


37 


326 


5H8 


13 
11 

2 


44650 
1 44800 



150 


9815 
| 11450 



635 


15750 
1600 

14150 



31902 

8886 

23116 


208000 

200675 

7325 




.... 
3 
3 

.... 


43 

10967 



10924 


43 
25 

IS 


13 
11 


38 8 

356 

32 

.... 


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38201 13066 

S76! 30S96 

! 


37 

46 

.... 

9 


1 2'* 
221 

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Table No* I Membership, Church Property, Insurance and Woman's Work, 

RUSTON DISTRICT 



NAME OF CHARGE AND PASTOR 





EC 




01 




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o 


03 


d 


a.h 


t* 


°«H 


Ik 


O 




03 


3 
o 


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73 




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% 


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03 





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s 


PT 


13 



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si 

o 



Sh to 



O3 



1 1 Alberta. . 

Arcadia. . 

Athens. . . 
1 Bernice. . 
SjBienville. 



6 Cotton Valley. 

7 Dubach 

8 Elmore 

9 Gibsland 

lOJHaynesville. . . , 

HIHaughton 

12|Homer. . 

13|Jonesboro 



Minden 

Plain Dealing-. 

Ringgold 

Ruton 

Sibley 

19Simsboro. . . . . . 

20jWinnneld 



F. P. Moss 

E. K. Means 

W. D. Kleinschmidt 

S. D. Roberts 

H. W. Jamieson. . . . 

T. J. Holliday 

W. L. Doss 

W. E. Akin 

J. G. Sloane 

A. S. J. Neill 

J. M. Brown 

J. G. Snelling 

G. A. Morgan 

W. W. Drake 

C. B. Powell , 

J. F. Dring 

J. M. Henry 

A. L. Harper 

W. R. Smith 

J. W. Lee 

Total 

Total Last Year. . . 

Increase 

Decrease 



18] 
7| 
21 

10! 

4 | 

9| 
191 



HI 



.6 

4 

18 

30 

17 

3S 

16 

2? 

8 

12| 

272| 

3 80| 



4 

8 

10 

9 

8 

8 

8 

6 

18 

6 

20 

10 

15 

35 

9 

170 



13 
8 

413, 

239 
84 



| 108|....| 



121 
6 
8 

32 
6 

88 

13 

*l 
16 
43 

2 

10 

18 

48 

2 

16 

42 

6 

1 

_20 

395 

479 

"84 



135 

221 
448 
238 
270 
280 
471 
419 
470 
339 
3° 2 
376 
219 
415 
180 
502 
632 
501 
268 
217 

6933! 

6864| 
69| 



18 

18 

i 

3i 
i 

5 
15 



1 

3 

6 

17 

13 

36 

1 

19 

4 

11 

"176 

256 



11 
5 

2 
6 

' 'i 

_ 7 
73 

S9! 



80| 16|, 



3 


3 


1 


1 


4 


4 


3 


3 


6 


5 


5 


4 


3 


3 


5 


3 


(> 


4 


6 


6 


3 


g 


1 


1 


3 


2 


2 


1 


g 


2 


6 


6 


1 


1 


5 


4 


4 


. 4 


1 


1 


7.1 


61 


7 1 


62 


.. 1 



3000| 
4000| 
7500 
5000 
3000 
2000 
9000 
3000 
5000 
6500 
4500 

18000 
3000 

25000 
2300 
6800 

30000 
4600 
3000 
3000 

132000 
136350 



400 



600 



1000 
8500 



4350 7500 



SHREVEPORT DISTRICT 



1 Anacoco 

2 Bayou Lachute 

3 C. Grove & Lg'street, 

4 Coushatta 

5 Grand Cane 

6 Greenwood 

7 Ida 

8 Lake End 

9 Leesville ". . 

10|Logansport 

ll|Mansfleld 

12 Many 

13|Mooringsport. ...... 

14|Noble... 

lolPelican 

IgfPleasant Hill. 



Shreveport: 1st Ch. . 

Noel Memorial 

Texas Avenue 

Queensboro. 

South Mansfield. 
Vivian 



23|Zwolle. 



A. C. Searcy 

J. F. Foter 

W. F. Henderson, Jr. 

A. H. Parker 

L. C. Wilson 

J. C. Rousseaux. . . , 
J. C. Price. 

0. M. Posey, Supply. 

J. L. Williams 

F. B. Hill. 

A. G. Shankle 

S. D. Howard 

W. F. Henderson . . . 
R. T. Ware, Supply. 
F. R. Power 

B. T. Crews 

Geo. S. Sexton 

R. W. Tucker 

L. N. Hoffpauir 

1. T. Reams. 

S. S. Holliday 

H. J. Boltz 

T. D. Lipscomb. . . . 

Total . 

Total Last Year. . . 

Increase 

Decrease 



2| 11| 



. .1 
32) 
HI 



1| 

80i 
151 
101 

2| 
16! 



259! 
56 
225 
316 
231 
174 
244! 



6| 



352| 421) lot 



9 


3 


28 


35! 


3 


33 


9 


108 


148 


451 


63 


oo 


12 


19 



21! 

121 

9 1 



480| 
592| 



1031 



5 1.5 

459 

84 



134 

428 
149 
181 

273 
236| 
2021. 
1247J 
3371 
177! 
132j . 
2771 
323| 
1631 



18! 



501 

91, 

11| 



I 

6i 

5| 

1| 

25 1 

w 

13j 

• •! 

91 

6 

11 



5431 
1143! 



6 00 1 



62681 296| H9| 

54421 314! Ill 

826 | 8 

:.:. 18.... 



3500 
4500 
4500 
2500 
6500 
3000 
8500 
1000 
4000 
4100 
350001 
50001 
5000| 
2000 
4500 
5800 
230000 
110000 
5000 
3000 
3000 
1000 

1500 

452900! 

376350 

76550 



1250 



175 

500 



500 

500 



2925 
63982 



61057 



RECAPITULATION 





H. W. May 

H. W. Bowman 

J. I. Hoffpauir 

A. S. Lutz. . 


13 

99 

14 

6 

11 


423 
378 
361 
509 
234 
272 


7021 607 
462| 451 
426| 307 
503| 444 
547| 468' 
4131 395 


5662| 237 
5781| 145 
4804| 89 
4763| 341 
45981 54 
69331 176 
5268] 296 


118| 73 

1701 70 
196i 42 
11-2| 62 
161| 31 
731 71 
119| 57 


59 
63 

40 
57 
25 
61 


149150 
129100 
143960 
120900 
291300 
132000 
452900 


9769} 
1950 

20613 
250 

26850 
1000 
2925 


2 iBaton Rouge 

SJLafayette. . 

4|Monroe 

5|New Orleans. ....... 

6|Ruston ; . . . . 


W. W. Holmes 

C. B. Carter 




C. D. A-tkinson 


21| 489j 543] 543 




Total 












86!2666!3596i32ir,| 

67|2688';2973I3582 

19| I 6231 

...) 2|....j 367 


3781211338! 949| 406 

36690|1313|1040| 406 

112 2-| 25 ... .1. . . 


357114198101 63357| 




Total Last Year 

Increase 

Decrease 


339|1355622|119604! 
IS * 636881 1 




]■■■■ 


91! 


.... 





56247| 



Table No, 1— Membership, Church Property, Insurance, Woman's Wk, 

RUSTON DISTRICT 



20 00 



300 



1500 

1000 
500 

1500 

1500 

2000 

1500 

1500 

2000 

1500 

7000 

1500 

1500 

9000 

1500 

1000 

2000 
40000 
36150 

3S50| 

| | 1535 



<hPh 

o 

<D O 

>6 



300 
1S35 



300 



51000 
269 



£■0 

Oflto 

fl o w 

<P Sh Sh 

ftp oJ 



15 

250 

1472 



515S9! 1 
402691 
113201 1 



5747 

525 

460 

16 

1350 

2700 

112 

757 

78 

269 

3427 

225 

177 

110 

7710 

6996 

0714 



4500 
2500 
2900 



4750 
i200 



7000 



16500 



49500 



600 

1300 

90750 

78475 
12275 



80 



56 



860 



15 
35 

1166 
49 

1117 



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|| 

r! 9 



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bC 




a? 




73 




Q 


03 








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O 






U 


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PI 
3 


02 

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Woman's Wk 



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I 1| 60 



| 1500J1000 
| 1500|1000 
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f-5| 

IT 

4! 



19 
377 

298 
79 



TH 




M 




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3 




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3 


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U 



125 
40 
97 



63 
161 

753 



37 

51 

2356 

1700 

656 



1592 

137 

20 



5886 

525 

460 

79 

1511 

3453 

112 

123S 

78 

269 

4754 

225 

229 

196 

"21154 

8932 

12222 



3 
8' 

is 

20 

15 



'J 

7 
8 
9 

a 

12 
13 

14 

15 

39|16 

33117 

17118 

27119 

5 [20 

3711 

382| 

■ii 













SHREVEPORT 


DISTRICT 














' 'i 




1200 




: 


800 


60 

55 

18 

100 

791 

' '4533 








:...]..... 










60 

55 

95 

116 

1437 

261 

4578 


1 
1 

1 
9 
1 
1 
4 


20 

6 
15 
19 
20 

6 
35 

2 


1 








2675 
1000 
3600 
2200 
3000 


"53 
16 




! 




1 


8 


24 


- 


1 


2000 
2500 
1000 
1200 















3 

4 


i 




2000 

400 










2 
3 


33 
36 


646 
261 


i 












6 


1 


45 




.... i ...... i . 






200 
700 




I 




.... 1 




8 


1 


2500 
2500 
6500 
1400 
1400 
400 
1500 
1500 
9000 

' '3666 


'*705 


750 

992 

10,1.3 

76 


2500 

2000 

40000 

750 


88 

21 

180 




.... 1 




1 

1 
1 

1 


40 
30 
78 
17 
12 


702 

202 

1365 

107 

8 


1540 
1215 

3080 

183 

8 

300 

1518 

314 

69455 

5797 
996 
388 
350 

1064 
208 


1 

3 

10 

2 

' i 

2 


i 




.... 1 




810 
1511 
12 12 


1 


50000 




::::!::::: 


734 


l 




.... 1 


, i 












1 






300 

1500 

314 

65432 

50 00 

748 

323 

350 








....... 

.-... :::: 


15 

20 
14 


14 
15 
16 

17 


1 






2100 


IS 




. . . .|. ....... . . . . . . 




i 


300 
" '448 


400 
2000 




. \ . . 1 1 . . . . 1 . . . 




i 


78000 


4000 
3000 






— 1 




4 
1 
1 


256 
48 
24 


4023 
797 

200 


... 
i 


' 48 




• •••I 




3 

9 

i 
1 

-i 


' 'i2 

3 

8 


Is 

ig 
20 


65 








. . . . 


? 


1500 


290 


' '600 
















986 












. . . . 


1 

1 


30 
26 


78 
197 


10122 
12|23 


i 


1200 




1200 


11 








.... 


















18 


40300 

37400 

2900 

...... 


1738 

1018 

720 


57100 
58100 

' '1666 


83331 1 46025 


545 
329 
216 






734 


638 
710 


8610 
11743 


93018 
23437 
69581 


M 

15 




15 


12366 
70965 


137325 

8700 











19 


22° 
47 












734 














72 


3133 





RECAPITULATION 



799 

367 

361 

278 

1174 

1166 

545 

128|27207 0| 21037|143034|157859|650725|4690 



3 5 000 
31220 
38900 
42000 
44650 
20| 40000 
18| 40300 



1915 
1969 
3000 
2300 
9815 
300 
1738 



7265 
1975 
7595 
1760 
15750 
T1589 



10700 

5258 

2971 

5987 

31902 

17710 



57100| 83331 



60200 
39875 
75575 
30300 

208000 
90750 

146025 



118.12552191 19142|112339| 64S24 
101 16851! 18'95| 30695| 93035 

-•I I I ! 



601625|1951 
9100|2739| 



501. 
206 



158 
43 



206 



■34 



14 


457 


3195 


14203 


43 


300 


15 


261 


1202| 6827 


20 


203 


16 


343 


3652| 12139 


43 


134 


10 


ooo 


13S1 


7 6 46 


43 


291 


13 


388 


4696 


44962 


3 7 


129 


15 


377 


2356 


21154 


53 


371 


19 


636 


8610 


93018 


42 


269 



| 457|1023| 102|2684|25092|199949| 282 

|24S0S|1991| 8812555125137! 80SS0 25.5 

| ! | 14| 129! 1119069 26 

j 2 3 3 5 1 1 968| I I 4&] \ 



11697 
|1637 
| 60 



Table No. II— Epworth Leagues and Sunday Schools, 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 



NAME OF CHARGE 



Alexandria 

Bon Ami 

Boyce 
4|Bunkie 
5|Columbia 
6|Colfax 
7|Campti 
8|De Bidder 
9|De Ridder 

10 Elizabeth 

11 Glen mora 

12 Harrisonburg 

13 Jena 

14 LeCompte 

15 Longville 
16JMerryville 
17|Melville 
18INatchitoches 
19JOakdale 
2 0|Opelousas 
21|Ouachita Circuit 

22 Pineville 

23 Pollock 

24 Provincal 

25 Rapides Circuit 

26 Reeves and Oberlin. 

27 Selma 

28 Standard 

29 Trout and Goodpine. 

30 Wood worth 



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Total Last Year 
Increase 
Decrease 



si 

■2© 



©o 
Xi Pi 







BATON 


ROUGE 


DISTRICT 














2 
1 
3 

i 


80 
16 
75 

55 
25 




* 2|.... 


$■ 30 
140 


$ 321 

2 

150| 

1 


1 

4 
1 

1 
1 
6 

2 

5 
5 
1 
5 
1 
2 
2 
4 
5 
2 

4 


15 
31 
45 
20 
9 
41 
18 
20 
24 
29 
14 
24 
16 
14 
20 
20 
24 
12 
18 
26 


190 
224 
567 
360 
106 
240 
197 
175 
211 
267 
235 
180 
23 9 

85 
224 
120 
251 

78 
161 
307 


30 

43 
49 

""24 
25 


16 

74 
60 
5 
12 
18 


2 1 Baker 


3|Baton Rouge: 1st Ch 

4J Keener Memorial 

5|Clinton 






iol 

......... 






5 


5 
| 


6|Denham Springs 




........ 

1 










....!.... 


...... 


1 


8|Franklinton Mission .... 


i 


.... 

20 




.'...|-.::: :::::: 


2 

| 


9|Greenburg 




. . . .|. . . .i 








l 


10 




.-....: . . j 


| 


18 


45 


1 1 Hammond 




. . . .1. . . .| 


| 


12!.Tackson & St. F'ville. . . . 


l 


24 
55 




I 


| 






13|Kentwood 




I 


10 


10| 

1 


44 


60 


70] 
10 
10 


14|Pine Grove 




. ... 1 ... . 


15|Ponchatoula 








..."-."■.... 




1 


16IPride 








. . . .|. . . . 





1 


17|Springfield 








....!... .| 





1 





1 SITnngipahoa 








... „.| | 





I 




19!Wilson . . ,. . 








! | 





1 





20|Zachary 


l 

16 
12 

4 
.... 


27 
387 
346 

41 
.... 




. . . .|. . . .| 




1 


31| 


44 













Total 


"$3 



3 


$121 | 

, 8|.... 
4|....| 


$205 

205 

...... 




$201| 
2471 

46) . 


57 
52 

5 


440 

409 

31 

1 


4417 

4093 

324 

I 


343| 

216 

12,7] 

1 


374 
319 

55 


Total Last Year 

Increase 

Decrease 



Table No* 1 1— Epworth Leagues and Sunday Schools, 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 



as « 



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ego 


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02 4> 


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1 




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5« 



| $89 



$41 
41 



Q 

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$59 
4 



o 
o 

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5- 



7 • 

111. 



14 



$378 
6~ 

158 

1401 
90 
60 
60 

156 
20 

268' 
901 
221 
50| 
671 



$ 45 

98 

109 

188 

' 52 

34 

42 

95 



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02 
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£ 



20| 
391 
29 
65 
111 



$5711 
164| 
308| 
374| 
153 
110 
146 
298 
20| 
2881 
1351 
56| 

l2i| 

202 



5631) 
176 
308| 
399| 
1621 
110 
146| 
298| 
20j • 
2881 
135| 
561 
121 
2021 



$ 32 

110 

91 

144 

52 
34 

72 
122 



20| 
40|' 
29j 

65 

451 



$599 

66|. 

2171 

255| 

1101 

76 

74 

176| 

20 . 

2681 

951 

271 

56 

1571 



$807| 



695| 
27201 
1280| 
590| 
120| 
925! 



192| 

1069! 

17| 

121| 

3331 



$1406| 1 

66| 2 

912| 3 

2975| 4 

1390| 5 

6661 6 

194 7 

1101| 8 

20| 9 

160 I-) 

1164|11 

44 12 

177|13 

490114 

(15 

1076116 
175117 
838J18 
862119 
242|20 

|21 

19722 

220|23 

225|24 

240|25 

2166|26 

165)27 

47|28 

139J29 

|30 



10 



501... J 

41 6| 



70 
136 

75 
95 



36 
20 
34 
356 
50 



155 
156 
115 
507 
149 



1551 
156 
115| 

507| 
1821 



67j 
201 
34 
190| 
64 



88| 

136| 

81f 

317| 
1181 



39 

757( 
545| 
124| 
|. 



42| 
23) 
191 



190| 

176| 
14| 



5245|$119 

221| 96 

24( 23 

....... 



35 
120 
25 
10 
26 
89 



67 
133 

25 

10 

105 

128 



67 
133 



10 
105 
17 



GO 



5 5 



55 



35| 

120| 

25| 

10 

66) 

165| 

47| 

501 



16 
100 

200 

230 

2100 



89 



$154 
83 
71 



$2437| $1633 

1887 744 

550 889 



$4551| 
3021J 

1530| 

I 



$4737 
3312 

1425J 



$1333 
451 

S'S2 



$3454|$14203 
2876J 15437 

5781 1 

I 1234f 



$17657| 
1S313 



656 













BATON ROUGE 


DISTRICT 










1 


1 
2 
6 
4 
1 
6 
2 


10 


!....]. 




$150 

73 

431 

176 

44 

47 

175 


$24 
27 
55 

142 
53 
17 
66 

107 
24 
22 
49 
21 

173 

9 

93 

37 

19 

8 

173 
93 


$174| 
1021 
651i| 
348| 
140! 

65j 
241| 
107| 
1241 
102| 
2491 
121 1 
282| 

361 
280| 

47| 

61! 

43| 
2591 
2331 


$206 

104 

801 

348 

145 

65 

241 

109 

124 

102 

249 

321 

292 

36 

280 

47 

61 

43 

259 

233 


$28 
27 
55 
32 
73 
18 
66 
17 
74 

49 
21 
83 

9 
99 
37 
19 

8 

36 

| 93 


$178 

77 

746 

316 

72 

47 

175 

92 

100 

102 

200 

100 

209 

27 

181 

10 

42 

35 

223 

140 


$1413 

142 

1053 

847 

257 

"250 
200 
70 
962 
241 
34 
358 



127 

75 

439 

116 

195 

143 

$6922 

6S72 

50 

1 


$1591] 1 
219| 2 




. . . .* i 


$ 2 
15 

5 

7 








$150| 
' 'l9 


1799| 3 


1 
1 


3 
12 

22 
4 
9 

29 

9 

2 


$25 
17 

1 


1163| 4 

329! 5 

47) 6 





: .... .| 


425| 7 






. . . .1 


292| 8 




4 




.:::.•:::.: 


100 
77 

200 

100 
75 
20 

148 
10 
37 
35 
80 

130 


170| 9 


. . . . 





i 


3 


1064110 







. ..' .). 


441111 









... .j. 





13 412 


•1 


o 


12 

1 15 

6 

8 
15 




28 


.... 




6 

7 
6 


56713 
27)14 


1 


2 


28 


si 


30S|15 
S5|16 




4 







5 


48117 






1 


L 


151I1S 


' i 


1 2 
1 5 


...... 

1 6 

I 


! 5| 1|. 

! I...-I 


' "io 


418|l-9 
| 283|20 


8 
5 
3 


46 
25 
21 

! 


155 
| 136 
1 19 


$104|$175| 
| 91| 121 
| 13| 163 

I !••••! 


$66 
55 
11 


$2378 

2075 

303 


$1212 
707 
505 


$3665| 
2940| 

... 72S i. 


$3247 

3187 

60 


$794 

547 

247 

1 


$3072 

2640 

432 

I 


$9994| 

9512 

1 4821 

I i 



Table No. II — Epworth Leagues and Sunday Schools, 

LAFAYETTE DISTRICT. 



NAME OF CHARGE 



1 1 Abbeville 

2|Crowley 

SIEunice 

4|Evangeline Mision 

5|Franklin 

6 (French Mission . . 

7JGueyclan 

uraa Mission . . 
9|Indian Bayou .... 



o Ti 






Jennings 

Lafayette 

Lake ; rtliur 

Lake Charles .... 
Lafourche Mission 



l'5IM6rgan City 



New Iberia 
Patterson & J'rette. 
Rayne 

Sulphur and Vinton. 
St. Martinville . . . . . 



-.to 
d S3 



g J 



$20 . 



I $25 



$2 



I| 8-4 1 . 



2| 90 

.|.... 



Total 

Total Last Year. 
Increase 
Decrease 



404 
605 



201 



L0 



20 



10 



$1| 



2 5 



$4£ 

"i:6i 



3 O 
02 O 

6 
Z 



56H 

o 



48 58| 



in 



$ 2| $65| $7| $173] $249 



301 64 
. . 1 

28) 



i'l 



616| 

I 



2| 443| 



712 

46? 



eg 
o a) 



85 
396 
261 

75 
321 






100 
30 
15 
30 



43 



:j35 

349 



II 



170 
185 
280 

70 
242 
245 
419 

97 
316 
173 
135 
150 
200 



3815 
4267 



452 



■ii 



12 



318 
365 



47 



[VIONnOE DISTRICT 



NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT 



1 










1 1 1 


1 2 
6 


16 

41 
20 
18 
24 

• 15 
15 
11 
11 
25 
26 
36 
16 

• 34 
20 
19 
14 
24 


160 
323 
200 
170 
240 
100 
90 
105 
127 
264 
324 
205 
189 
266 
135 
147 
243 
372 
3660 
3154 
506 


25 

8 


12 
1 












| | 














... .|. .... .| 


5 
3 
3 

2 

2 

1 
3 
3 
1 
4 
2 
4 
2 
2 
1 
4 














| | 


















| | 


' "i5 

15 


48 
"20 














. . . .| | 














| | 














| 














. . . .| | 






10 

11 

12 
13 
14 

15 
16 
17 

IS 


Mer Rouge & Oak Ridge ; 


1 

2 


10 
40 






| 1 


14 


17 






. . . .| $30 


$30 









| 


40 
40 


25 
44 
24 












| 1 




1 


15 




$3 


,.., 5 
| 


8 














| 




22 

18 

6 

203 

135 

68 


13 

75 

282 

217 

65 

1 












| 




Winnsboro 










••••1 






Total 


4 

2 
2 


65 
43 
22 




$3 


1 $25 

. . . .| 


$38 


50 
43 

7 


385 

311 

74 




Total Last Year 

Increase 

Decrease 




1 3 


....| 25 

..••! 


38 




Bogalusa 

Covington 

Donaldsonville 

McDonog-hville 

INew Orleans: Algiers 
Carrollton 
Epworth 
Felicity 
First Church 
Louisiana Avenue 
Parker Memorial 
Rayne Memorial 
Second Church 
Mary Werlein 
St. Mark's Mission 

Plaquemine 

Slidell 

St. Tammany 



Total 

Total Last Year 
Increase 
Decrease 



Table No.lL — Epworth Leagues and Sunday Schools, 

LAFAYETTE DISTRICT. 





- l ^?^ 






03 


o ® O 

O > S- 

72 <uO 




03 
g.1 






o w 

03 01 


S| 


%U 






s m 


£ 


S< 





$71 
5 



••I 



$10 
5 



$25 



13 



$ 74 

194 

133 

35 

93 



o 
£2 

0-75 



$ 22 

262 

58 

11 

178 



$ 96 

527 

199 

46 

309 














T-l 


















'-4' -1 


B 


!_ 


2 S'O 






8 


O 0) 


c n *> 







2ci 




03 07 0* 


i 

qj3 




c 

Ctf 




Zg 


| 










v 



$ 96 1 

572| 

201| 

46 

319 



$22 
71 
58 
11 
91 



$ 74 

501 

143 

35 

228 



$ L83 

2762 
450 
100 
602 



$ 257 

3263 

503 

1 3 5 

830 



3|. 



100 
'50 



100 
40 
40 



10 



93 
123 

271 
29 

134 
98 
90 
50 
75 



103 



247 
16 

123 
45 
46 

215 
97 



157| 

80| 

49 

108 

270 

224 

579 

45 

274 

185 

141 

301 

196| 



158 
105 

49 
113 
270 
224 
637 

45 
310 
211 
142 
301| 
236 



57 

22 
9 
25 
66 
74 
130 



61 

64| 

11 

151 

76 



101 

83 

40 

88 

204 

150 

507 

45 

249 

147 

131 

150 

160 



273 

1202 

438 

16 
482 
307 
606 
1090 
1248 
295 
695 
395 
50 



374| 7 
L285 8 
478! 9 
104|10 
686111 
157 12 
1113(13 



1135 

1197 15 

442 16 

826 17 

545118 

1110|19 

20 

$15130| 

120361 

2094 



26| 
28| 



1231 $188|$177 
161| 215| 24 

•••I I 153 

38| 271 



$88 
42 
46 



$1572 
1708 



136 



$1679 $3786 

1143 3142 

536| 644 



$4030 

3612 

418 



$0 99 
488 
511 



$3036 
3220 



$12094 
8716 
3378 



1S4 



MONROE DISTRICT 



$7 



$10! 



17| 



$21| 
32j 
I 



15| 



31| 
81|.... 

..| 72 



3| 
15| 



26| 

221 



20 

10 

296 1 $195 

96| 289 

200| 

I I 94| 



$92 

7 

85 



$69 

64 

5 



$112 
80 
30 
42 
70 
S6 
30 

156 
54 
97 

230 
95 
50 

150 

134 

76 

. 173 

80 



$88 
22 
20 
46 
64 
45 
83 

232 
33 

208' 
80 
27 
47 
61 
60 
48. 

138 
47 



$207 
102 

50 

88 
152 
131 
135 
420 

95| 
3411 
418| 

951 
169l 
218| 
194 
1261 
339j 
149| 



$2071 

102| 

50] 

881 

152| 

131| 

135 

420 

95 

341 

448 

112 



22 
10 
46 
34 

45 



$1745| 
18191 



741 



$1349| 
996| 
353| 

1 



$3429| 

32651 

164| 



22 

194 

126 

339 

149 

$3315 

3265 

50 

I 



33 
239 
109 

27 
47 
61 
60 

48 



$119 

80 

40 

42 

118 

86 

52 

420 

62 

102 

339 

95 

122 

165 

134 

78 

267 

94 



510791 

788| 
291 



$2415 

2377 

38 



$267 

487 

60 

125 

107 

10 

27 

547 

350 

329 

1089 

1200 

454 

400 



218 

408 

_156S| 

$7646 

4240| 
34061 



$386 
567 
100 
167 
225 
96 
79 
967 
412 
431 

1428 

1295 
576(13 
565J14 
134|15 
296|16 
675|17 

1662J18 

$10061| 

6617| 

34441 



NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT 



2| 
18 . 

5|. 

2| 

6| 

5| 
20| 

7| 

3|. 
22| 

7! 
12| 

4| 28 
,.| 5 
••I 

6,| 10 

6| 

10| 



$8 



$19 
54 

105 
58 
30 

'34 

50 



$43 



22 



$275| 

25 

120 

64 

203 

293 

70 

84 

592 

79 

107 

175 

230 



48 

70 

156 

100 



$30 

5 

55 

48 

57 

74 

139 

167 

40 

131 

448 

75 

32 

10 

15 

92 

36 



$305 
30 
183 
131 
369 
486 
271 
306 
687 
234 
662 
565 
306 
15 
86 
172 
212 
106 



$305 
36 
198 
156 
409 
652 
371 
306 
727 
234 
662 
565 
306 
29 
230 
172| 
229| 
106| 



$30 


$275 


5 


31 


55 


143 


15 


141 


154 


255 


74 


578 


128 


243 


167 


139 


40 


687 


80 


154 


260, 


402 




565 


! 67 


239 


12 


17 


1 s 


222 



129| 
1931 
106 



$500 

290 

166 

60 

136 

2021 

115| 

75981 

902S 

7S6| 

1262 

11776 

213 

100 

46 

183 

542 

90 



321 
309 
201 
391 

2 599 6 



368 

7737 

9715 
940(10 

1664111 
22341112 
452 13 
117114 
26816 
312|16 
73517 
196J1S 



6| 32] 135| $393|$48'8| $110 
4| 24| 148| 332| 98| 65 

2 81 I 61| 390| I 

•I I 13| |....| 54| 



$2691 $1 
1764 

93 7| 
I 



454 
872 
582] 



$5126| 
3767 
1359 



$5693| $1174 
4213 1032 
1480 142 




Table No. \ I — Ep worth Leagues and Sunday Schools, 

RUSTON DISTRICT. 



NAME OF CHARGE 



[Alberta 

> Arcadia 

(Athens 

LBernice 
IBienville 
jCotton Valley 

IDubach 

| Elmore 

jGibsland 

|Haynesville 

lHaughton 

JHomer 

j.Tonesboro 

IMinden 

I Plain Dealing 
JRinggold 

(Ruston 

! Sibley 

jsimsboro 
Winnfield 



" 0) 

is 

m o> 

V) CO 

53 



Total 

Total Last Year. .. 

Increase 

Decrease 



16 



SCO 



h bJD 



"§2 

3 O 
CO o 

ol 

6 



'$3 



121 



173 

69 

104 



$30 1 

• ••! 

3.0| 



0) 

o 



12 
14 

24 
12 
28 
32 
25 
35 
24 
26 
34 
27 
18 
24 
20 
25 
61 
20 
22 
__13 
496 
420 
76 



■a s 
eg 

03+3 



5 & 

O Oi 



85 
145 

200 
100 
218 
258 
467 
300 
400 
255 
288 
279 
162 
502 
200 
225 
727 
325 
348 
166 
5650 
4696 
954 



& o h 
S 



o o 
a) 

uu 



20 



80 



385 

286 

99 



J 4 



50 
46 

18 
36 

'507 

227 
280 



SHREVEPORT DISTRICT 



l|Anacoco 

2 1 Bayou Lachute • 

3 Cedar Grove & Lg' street. 

4 Coushatta 

5 Grand Cane 

6 Greenwood 

7 Ida 

8|Lake End 

9 Leesville 

1 Logansport 

11 Mansfield 

1 2 Many 

13 Mooringsport 

14 Noble • 

15 (Pelican I- • • • 

16 Pleasant Hill 

17IShreveport: 1st Church. 
18( Noel Memorial 

19 Texas Avenue 

20 Queensboro 

21 South Mansfield 

22 Vivian 

23|Zwolle 



Total 

Total Last Year, 

Increase 

Decrease 



4 5 



30 

157 

80 

28 



52 



I 

1 
TS T | 597 
15| 505 

3| 921 



$5 



$5 



I I I 

I I I 

I $ioj $io 



35| 



35| 



10| 



10| 



$25| 



s:;: 



10 

150 



$185 



5! 185 

.!.... 



$85| 



61 

7 5 
75 



16| 

310| 

80 ! 

10| 



5| 
3.0 



200 
75 
170 
312 
208 
300 
309 
90 
151 
166 
440 
165 
200 
220 
150 
180 
1457 
277 
222 
159 
300 
370 
229 



$85 $269| $589| 
556| 556| 

851 | 331 

..| 287| I. 



57| 



525| 
389| 
136| 



5350 
5585 

I 

235|. 



.! 



25 



222 

208 

141 



:j»; 



10 



18 

31 

20 

_27 

351| 

558| 



2071 



RECAPITULATION 



1| Alexandria 

2|Baton Rouge 

SJLafayette 

4|Monroe 

5|New Orleans J 14 

6 Ruston 

7|Shreveport I i» 

Total ! 8112219 

Total Last Year 69)2071 

Increase 121 147 

Decrease | .... | ... . 




$153( $189| 

205| 201| 

$7| 173| 249| 

351 3 SI 

430| 567| 

30| 30| 

269| 589| 



57 


454 


5377 


361 


360 


57 


440 


4417 


343 


374 


36 


335 


3815 


318 


353 


50 


385 


3660 


203 


282 


30 


391 


4405 


526 


446 


56 


496 


5650 


385 


507 


57 


525 


5350 


222 


351 



$43|$375| $94| $1295| $1863| 343| 3026| 32674| 
85 160 17| 2014| 2254| 324| 2684| 302701 

.... 215| 77| | I 19] 342) 2404| 

42 . ... | ... .| 719| 491|....| | | 



2358| 
1803! 

555! 



2673! 
24931 

180! 



Table No. 1 1. — Epworth Leagues and Sunday Schools, 

RUSTON DISTRICT. 



CO 


<X> 

3 

02 


-■S-s 






>> 




w 

CO 


o © O 

O > Ji 

BO CPU 


si 


CO 

§3 


c3 

Q 





^ CO 


r J 


CO 
03 


<p 




>>2 
<D CO 




«J 

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CO CD 


II 




d 

u 

to 


© 


13 *-rJ 

§§•£ 


05 CO 

5 w 


gw 


2 




pi 

CO 



28| 
11| 
17| . 



18| 
5| 
II 
7| 

1 



$12 



12| 

2 1| 
6| 

30| 

12 

16 
5 
9! 



173 
195 



2 2 



$47 
75 



$110 
'166 



50 



$10 



$283 

98 

185 



2s! 



$87 
88 



$20| 

82| 

100J 

50| 

40| 

65 

96 

45 

108 

107 

117 

133 

80 

229 

125 

57 

316 

55 

5-8 

97 



$233 



$1980 

1885 

105 



47 
56 
75 

196 
41 
70 
41 

122 

120 
66 

280 
21 



o 

ft 

02 



£2£ 

P o o © 



325 
18 
39 

47 



$1797 
1143 

654! 



! 20| 
315| 
110| 

9 7| 

9(61 
140 1 
297) 

86! 
190| 
148 1 
256| 
;l S 5 ! 
149! 
331! 
167| 

57 



1061 
.»72| 



$ 20 

315 

110 

97 

99 

140 

303 

86 









iH 














r- ^ 


CO 


2d 


c . 


1> 


a> © 


05 


s 


«!5a 


H« 


73 CP 


CO CO <u 


O/XJ 


0? 

hep 




&£ 


C3 









EH 



148 
256 
385 
161 

640 
167 



$47 
41 
75 

191 
41 
82 
41 

122 

120 
66 

3 SO 
36 



106 
172 



$4194! $3337 

32901 3290 

9041 47 



% 15 

375 

1592 

137 

20 



$1688| 
759| 
9291 



$ 20 
315 
110 

50 

58 

65| 
112 

45 
108 
107 
134 
265 

95 
'260 
131 

57 
372 

57 

67 
108 

$2536 $21154 

2531 8932 

51 12222 



5S86 

525 

460 

79 

1511 

3453 
112 

1238 

78 

269 

4754 
225 
229 
196 



$ 35| 

690 

1702 

187 

78 

65 

5998 

570 

568 

186 

1645 

3718 

207 

1498 

209 

326 

5126 

28'2 

296 

304 

$23690 

11463 

12227| 

! 













SHREVEPORT 


DISTRICT 












3 


1 

21 
| 


11 
3 
6 
3 

7 

4 
25 

2 

36 

.... 

29 

2 


$10 


$1 


$8 


$55 

10 

75 

75 

189 

23 

150 

10 

100 

63 

269 

109 

200 

15 

35 

100 

669 

188 

123 

60 

55 

135 

106 


$ 5 

48 

158 

101 

106 

16 

91 

73 

397 

82 

59 

30 

81 

237 

1182 

88 

8 

36 

11 

15 

27 


$74 
10 

S7 
123 
391 
139 
278 

26 
234 
148 
809 
193 
2S1 

68 
125 
337 
1997 
3 3 5 
131 

96 

66 

no 

178 


$74 

10 

97 

123 

426 

139 

278 

26 

244 

148 

89 2 

193 

281 

68 

125 

3 53 

2307 

415 

141 

96 

66 

155 

178 


$10 
...... 

' 'i.65 

80 

97 

16 

124 

. 85 

214 

82 

81 

20 

81 

86 

127 

143 

18 

36 

11 

15 

59 


$64 

10 

97 

123 

261 

59 

181 

10 

120 

63 

678 

111 

200 

48 

44 

267 

2180 

272 

123 

50 

55 

140 

118 


$60 

55 

95 

116 

1437 

261 

4578 

'"838 
1215 
3080 

183 
8 

300 
1518 

314 

69455 

5797 

996 

388 

350 
1064 

238 


$124) 1 
65| 2 








7 


192 2 




3| 
| 






239 

1698 

320 

4759 

10 

958 

1278 

3758 

294 

208 

348 

1562 


4 




7 

7 

22 


25 


12 

8 


T 


' *3 


2 

41 
• -1 


6 






8 


1 
1 


2| 
31. 
3! 
2| 
j. 




33 

12 
135 




6 


9 
1(1 


1 

2 




8 
2 


11 

1 r - 






22 
20 




1; ; 


1 


! 


.... 

20 
3 




3 
9 


14 
1 S 




21 : 
5 

31 

. .1 







r 581 16 


1 


40 
10 






50 


98 


48 
9 


71635 17 

6069J18 

1119|19 

438J20 




1 









' 






. 405|21 

1204J22 

326|23 


2 

1 


1|. 

11 










.... 
10 




37 


.... 


8 


16 

4 

12 


33| 

24| 

9 |- 


218 

284 

' *66 


$355 
130 
225 


$124 
47 

87 
.... 


$128 

44 

84 

...... 


$2814 
2867 

"53 


$2851 

1871 

980 


$6276 

5478 

798 




$6835 

6095 

740 


$1550 

1210 

340 


$5274 

5211 

63 


$92316 
23736 

68580 


$97590| 

28947| 

68643) 

1 















RECAPITULATION 










■81 


42| 


190| 


$245 


$119 


$154 


$2437| $1633 


$4551! $4737 


$1333 


$3454 


$14203 


$176571 1 


8| 


46| 


155| 


104 


175 


66 


23781 1212 


36651 3247 


794 


3072 


6922 


9994| 2 


7| 


26| 


123| 


188 


177 


88 


1572 1679 


3786| 4030 


999 


3036 


12094 


15130| 3 


6| 


26| 


296| 


195 


92 


69 


1745 1349 


3420! 3315 


1079 


2415 


7646 


10061| 4 


6| 


32! 


135| 


393 


488 


110 


2691| 1454 


51261 5693 


1174 


4519 


44912 


49431| 5 


4| 


28| 


173| 


47 


283 


87 


1980| 1797 


4194J 3337 


1688 


2536 


21154 


23690) 6 


16| 


33| 


218| 


355| 124 


128 


2814) 2851 


6276| 6835 


1550 


5274 


92316 


97590| 7 


551 


2331 


1290| 


$152711456 


$702 


$15617I$11975I$31027I$31194 


$8617 


$24306 


199247 


$214553| 


44 


157| 


1196| 


1353| 382 


441 


14004| 7476| 240O2( 26974 


5275 


22237 


81540 


1037771 


HI 


76| 


94| 

I- 


174|1074 


261 


1613! 44991 6124 4220 

1 1 ! 


33 4 2 



2069 



117707 



110776 
1 



Table No. Ill—Finance, 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 



NAME OF CHARGE 







0) 

be 


bX) 






CO 


u 






u 


T3 


v 


s 


T3 


-d 


JG 


,25 






ft% 


W 


01 


U 


ft 0) 


fe 


w 


. to 




.5 w 


«2 

CD 


V8 

ft w 
o w 






«> 


o 








$-1 










n 


W 


CD 

s 

O 

o 



o^ 



1 1 Alexandria 

2|Bon Ami 

3|Boyce 

4|Bunkie 

5|Columbia ..'• 

6|Colfax 

7|Campti 

8|De Ridder 

9|De Ridder Mission 
10|Elizabeth 
ll|Glenmora 



$ 3 6 [ 
150 
150 
152 
170 
107 
102 
150 



$360| $2400| $2t00| $26 



Harrisonburg 

Jena 

LeCompte . • 



15|Longville 



78 

150 

60 

165 

138 



142 
143 
152 
157 
107 
90 
136| 

41 

64 

130| 

25| 

114| 

1381 



1000 
1000 

1018 

1130 

718 

685 

1000 



600 
1000 



1100 
924 



950| 
957| 
1018| 
1051| 
718| 
601| 
967| 
276|, 
421| 
S70| 
176| 
765| 
9241 



19 Oakdale 



20 



Merryville 

Melville 
Natchitoches 



135| 



135| 900| 



Opelousas 



105 
180 
105 



105| 700 
180 1200 
103 700 



21 Ouachita Circuit . . . 

22 Pineville 

23 Pollock 

24 Provincal 

25 Rapides Circuit 

26 Reeves and Oberlin. 



! 
Selma 

Standard 

Trout and Goodpine | 

Woodworth I 



Total 

Total Last Year. 
Increase 
Decrease 



71 
90 

49 
45 
68 
90 
90 
120 

68 

$3148 

2443 

705 



6 8 
72 
17 
39 
63 
90] 
67] 
f )7i 
63 



914| 

595| 

7 1 

120*| 

687| 



525 
600 
375 
350j 

456J 
600| 
600] 
800 
437 



$2898|$20818 
2757| 21050 

141| 

| 2321 



461 

484| 

136| 

332| 

422| 

600) 

452| 

640| 

_424| 

i»141| 

8807| 

1334| 



$2 5 8 

255 

3 



JR2U 
3 



$116 
113 



$115 
31 
33 
49 
86 
34 
40 
39 



$115 

4 

33 

49 
16 

27| 

23| 

8j 



C 80 

bc<j 



$157 
45 
48 
69 
122 
50 
57 
59 



20| 
27| 
13| 
48 
30 
29 
43 
29 
29| 
39| 
31| 
I 



7| 

51 
30| 
25| 



$157 
5 
48 
69 
20 
15[ 
35 
21 



201 



18| 
391 

25| 



29 
39 
19 
67 

43 
41 
62| 18 

40|..... 
41| 24 

55| 55 
45| 19 

• ■I 



35| 
33| 

29 1 . 

35| 

27 1 

18| 

29| 

21] 

_18h 

$10001 

10071 



10| 



B0| ...... 

47|..... 

411..:.-. 

52| 8 

39| 2 

25| 12 
401 - •■•■'■ 

31| 4 

261. 



7| 



$478| 
459j 

19| 



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1 1 Amite 

2 Baker • 

3|Baton Rouge: 1st Church 

4| Keener Memorial 

5|Clinton 

6|Denham Springs 

7|Franklinton and Zona. . . 

8|Franklinton Mission .... 

9|Greenburg 

10|Gonzales 

ll|Hammond 

12 Jackson & St. F'ville. . . . 

13|Kentwood 

14|Pine Grove . 

1 5|Ponchatoula 

16|Pride 

17|Springfield 

1 8|Tangipahoa 

19|Wilson 

20 Zachary 



Total 

Total Last Year. 

Increase 

Decrease 



$180| 

120] 

300| 

91| 

9-0 

96| 

156 

8'8| 

961 

90 

112 

135 

120 

49 

120 

63 

67 

75 

117 

109 

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126| 



$1241 

126 

300 

105 

68 

6 6 

156 

72 

76 

69 

82 

97 

81 

34 

107 

681 

59 

68 

103 

109 

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103| 



$1200 
800 

2000 
700 
600 
644 

1044 
590 
649 
600 
750 

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3 25 
800 

4 22 
450 
580 
783 
731 



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7711 



$765| 
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7 00 1 

4 59| 
438| 

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547| 
784| 

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228| 
717| 
459| 
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458| 
607| 
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131 



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4| 

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7 

207 

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92| 

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130| 

35| 

85| 

86| 

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73| 

86! 



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101 

270| 
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27 
10| 
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5| 
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14| 



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2 66 30 
5 110 74 

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52 
121 
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152 



150 



75 


66 


193 


912 


329 


2975 


292 


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666 


235 


194 


2713 


1101 




20 
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48 


160 


1164 



240 



10 

165 



44 
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490 



1076 
175 
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862 
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$312 


$374 


$1591] 


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100 


219 




2404 


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40 


1163 


10 


77 


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25 


319 


471 


50 


128 


425| 




171 


2921 




118 


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1170 11 
1331 12 
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$ 7 86 

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13| 8| 46 

6| 2| 27 


$ 3 
103 

20 
3 


$ 40] $ 2 
126| 126 

661 15 
38| 5 


$ 52 
165 

87 
50 


$ 21 


2 




165[ 


3 




15| 


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5 


Franklin 


180 


180 


1200 


1200 


17 


3| 66 


30 


94| 25 


122 


35! 


6 
















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Guevdan 


97 


81 


6 57 


5 50 


7 


2| 28 


7 


39| 6 


52 


10| 


8 


Houma Mission 


13 


10 


100 


90 


8 


11 30 


2 


421 2 


55 


21 


9 




120 


89 


800 


595 


191 


23 

20 

71 


104| 20 


135 


25| 


10 




60 
130 


5 
130 


400 
1000 


175 
1000 


6 

15 


5| 28' 
15 61 


40! 6 

87 87 


52 

114 




11 




1141 


12 


Lake Arthur 


123 


117 


950 


900 


15 


5| 59 


45 


84 


24 


110 


401 


1 ? 


Lake Charles 


240 


240 


16 00 


16 00 
| 


31 


31| 122 
| 10 


65 


174 


92 


228 


13 5( 


14 


Lafourche Mission 




33 






20 




2 


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15 


Morgan City 


150 


150 


1000 


1000] 


17 


14| 63 


61 


89 


74 


117 


14] 


16 


New Iberia 


ISO 


171 


1200 


1135| 


17 


10| 67 


59 


96 


82 


124 


65) 


17 


Patterson & Jeanerette . . 


135 


112 


900 


7S8 


13 


5 49 


10 


70 


10 


91 


101 


18 


Rayne 


110 


110 


850 


900! 


9 


7 


37 


35 


53 


35! 


69 


50) 


19 


Sulphur and Vinton 


105 


114 


700 


7 6 6 1 


10 


4 


39 


17 


56 


211 


73 


32 1 


20 


St. Martin ville .."..' 











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1 





5 




6 


I 


9 


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Total 


$2105 


$1965 


$14657 


$13745| 


$237 


$139| $925 


$574|$13241 $6321 


$1638 


$719| 


Total Last Year 


222 7 


2000 


14855 


13568| 


248 


101) 978 


449 


1383| 650| 


1814 


6591 










1771 




38! 

1 5? 


125 


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60( 

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Decrease 


122 


35 


198 


1 


11 




59j 18| 


176 



MONROE DISTRICT 



l|Ba strop and Collinst.on. . 1 $ 1501 

2 Bonita j 120| 

Brooklyn j 56 1 

Calhoun | 91| 

Eros j 1241 

Farmerville j 107 

Gilbert | 117 

Lake Providence j 150 

Mangham | 150| 

Mer Rouge & Oak Ridge. I 187( 

Monroe j 300] 

Oak Grove 1 135| 

13 Ray ville ' 1 1501 

14|Sicily Island 1 120J 

15JTallulah 1 142| 

16|Waterproof | 1201 

17|West Monroe | 123| 

18|W.innsboro | 142 



$150 

90 

23 

67. 

99 

86 

117 

150 

150 

188 

300 

117 

127 

120 

99 

120 

115 

142 



$1000 | 

800 

375) 

615) 

820 

715 

800 

1000 

1000 

1250 

2000 

900 

1000 

800 

950 

800 

825 

950 



$1000| 
603| 
176) 
4.46| 

672| 

580! 

8 00! 

1000[ 

10001 

1330! 

2000J 

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849! 

8'85i 

6131 

800j 

76 Sj 

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81 

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15 1 

7| 

111 

10 1 
16| 

27| 
12] 
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101 



71 
16| 



$5| 
31 
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1| 

2| 

10| 

12) 

10 

101 

27| 

12| 

3! 

81 

71 

8| 

5| 

81 



$49| 
30! 
241 
55 j 
57| 
26 1 
47| 
46| 
40| 
62| 

106j 
49| 
41| 
39| 
28| 
38| 
28| 
641 



$17 1 
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40| 
461 
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45| 
18| 
20| 
41| 
30 
10| 
37| 
221 
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$69| 
431 

35j 

79| 
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37| 
67| 
64| 
57| 
88| 
151| 
70] 
58| 
55| 
39). 
54| 
40| 
911 



511 

25 
10 

4 
10 

5 
38 
64 
10 
88 
83 
20 
20| 
30 



$911 

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45 1 

103| 

1051 

48) 

871 

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751 

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197) 

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76) 

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51 1 

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531 

119] 



Total 

Total Last Year. 
Increase 
Decrease 



$2484) 

2354| 

130| 



12260 

1899 

361 



$16600=] $ 

155861 
1014) 



15255| $2121 

12937| 2321 

2318| | 

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$829| 

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$518|$15391 

432| 1536) 

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$13| 

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4| 

10| 

5| 

411 

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115) 

108j 

6) 

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$6511 

482^ 

169| 



NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT 



Bogalusa 

Coving-ton 

Donaldsonville ...... 

McDonoghville 

New Orleans: Algiers. 

Carrollton Avenue . 

Epworth , 

Felicity 

First Church 

Louisiana Avenue . 

Parker Memorial . . 

Rayne Memorial . . 

Second Church 

Mary Werlein 

St. Mark's Mission . 
Plaquemine 
Slidell 



$204! $153| $1200! 



170 
122 
170 
255 
127 
170 
340 
127 
221 
425 
131 



58 




170 


1000 


122 


720 


170 


1000 


255 


1500 


12.7 


750 


170 


1000 


340 


2000 


150 


750 


221 


1300 


425 


2500 


98 


769 



$900 1 

550| . 
1000| 

750| 
1000| 
1500) 

7501 
1000J 
2000| 

885| 
1300| 
2500| 

5791 



$19 1 



9| 
18| 
20| 

9| 
18| 
321 

5! 
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35| 
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102 1 

1021 

85! 



89 

102| 
621 



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521| 
600| 
344| 



$5| 

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7| 
2| 
9| 

20 
9 

18 

32 

15 

20 

35 

10| 
1 
1 
2 
4| 
3| 



$60| $651 $1041 



25 


- 25 


29 


27 


39 


• 59 


60 


36 


94 


70 


74 


107 


30 


35 


54 


55 


66 


87 i 


110 


110 


170 


50 


26 


76 


60 


60 


100 


130 


130 


194 


35 


35 


60 


4 


4 


10 


4 


5 


10 


20 


5 


41 


37 


30 


50 


20 


3 


41 



Total 

Total Last Year. 
Increase 
Decrease 



$2751) 
I 



$2712|$16189 

25201 

192) 



$161791 $224| 

14920| | 

1259| j 



1941 

148| . 

46|, 



$797| 



$751|$1277 

707| 

44| 



$40| 
10 
39 
25 
94 

107 
54 
87 

170 
54 

100 

194 
60( 
101 
10 
12| 
29) 

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65 

122 

140| 

71! 

113! 

220 

102 

131 

254 

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56) 

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51| 

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801 

1401 

711 

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1881 I 133| 

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LAFAYETTE DISTRICT. 



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$ 5 




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1 $42 




$5 


$257 




76| $76 


| 151| 131| 


9| 9| 33| $30 


15 




7| 7 


4 9 


$170 


93 


3263 


5601 


! :• 


40| 12 


I 78 


12 




51 3 


1,7 


6 


8 




31 2 


53 


50 


170 593 


1711 




23 1 5 


I 45 


5 




3 1 


10 




5 




2|.... 


11 


10 


37| 135 


'.77 


■ i 


56 IS 

1 


112 
| 


20 
| 


sii 
1 


7 2 
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25 


1 


11 




5j 1 

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189 


126 


830 


2681 




24| 4 


1 47 








1 


10 


4 


5 


....| 2! 1 


66! 75 


1 374 


1188 


- 


251 2 


50 


2 


i 


q 


3 


11 




5 




22 


! 310 


125 1285 


1857 




62| 14 


| 124 


24 




7 


9 


26 


8 


12 


. . . . ! 5 1 3 


! 18 


! 61 




478 


1363 


• 


24| 

521 52 


[ 46 







3 


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10 

22 


22 


6 
10 


j '.'.'. 1 4l' "4 


| 20 
! 130 


1 


104 
686 


340 

2584 


1 n 


104 


104 




6 


8l| 




49| 5 


98 


5 




6 


5 


21 




10 


. ...j 4| 3 


| 72 


88 


51 


457 


1817 


2 


104| 65 


208 


115 


325 


12 


7 


44 


23 


21 


. ...| 8| 8 


1 1S4 


559 


1314 


1142 


5905 


1: 


9| 


18 






1 




4 




15 


1 1 . 






52 


1135 


1220 


1 1 


54J 45 


108 


89 




6 


5 


23 


19 


11 


....! 5| 5 


490 


200 


2100 


1497 


5860 


if 


57| 28 


114 


50 




7 


4 


26 


24 


11 


1 r 


4 


75 


235 




44 2 


23 8 4 


16 


42| 2 


83 


5 




5 





18 




8 


.... 4 




1841 50 


41 


826 2 Of, 2 


17 


32) 25 


64 


50 




4 


3 


13 


13 


6 


1 3 


3 


115 




50 


545! 1941 


l* 


34| 17 


67! 341 65 


4 


9 


14 




6i....| 3 


9 


181 




196 


1110 2686 


119 


4| 


8 


| 


1|.... 


2 




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|791] $370 


$1573| $655| $406 


$94 


$57 


$339 JW, 


$161 


... J $68 


$44!$ 1 901| $21431 $4234l$15159 $43086 




8411 328 


1242| 486| 


98' 


49 






167 


$4 71 71 


43 


1356 


27571 1338 11990 


36240 




1 42 


3311 169| 406 




6 


339 


177 




471: ... 


1 


545 


1 2896| 3169 


6846 




50| 


1 1 


4 








6 


... .'1 3 






61 4 j | 








MONROE 


DISTRICT 




$42 


$11 


$83 


$121 


■ $5 


$2 


$22 


$12 


$8 


$4 


$3 


$2 


$196 


$55 


$336 


$386 


$2212 


! 


26 


10 


51 


191 




1 


13 




5 


9 


2 


2 


105 


40 


736 


567 


2239 


^ 


21 


9 


41 


11 


2 


1 


1 


1 


4 


1 


2 


2 


10 


20 


100 


100 


458 


:: 


47 


3 


94 


3 


5 


1 


25 


g 


9 




4 




43 




45 


169 


790 


4 


48 


1 


97 


1| 


6 




25 




10 




4 




34 


30 


.90 


275 


1183 


•' 


22 


3 


44 


3| 





1 


11 


1 


4 


...J, 2 


1 


67 


74 


33 


96 


966 


6 


40 


15 


SO 


251. . 


5 


5 


21 


1 


8 


81 3 


3 


286 


50 


1070 


79 


25S-8 


7 


39 


39 




78 


5 


5 


21 


21 




8) 3 


3 


16S 


224 




567 


2469 


t 


3 4 





69 


5| $51 


51.. 


18 





7 


7 3 


2 


254 


80| 176 


4 '• fi 2 2" 


53 1 




106 


901 . . . J 


fil 4 


28 


90 


11 


8-| 4 


4 


486 


139 


6 78 


431 


3675110 


90| 


90 


180 


118| 1 


10 10 


48 


26 


18 


....] 8 


8 


351 


927 


91 


1428 


558511 


42! 




83: 


101. . 


5) 5 


22 


6 


8 


.... | 3 


3 


84 


318 


131 


1295 


281 ) 12 


35| 


30 


70 1 


401 j 


4 21 


19 


4 


7 


7| 3 


1 


122 


5 7 


78 


5 7 6 


1979113 


O O | 


19" 


661 


38i 1 


11 3 


17 


13 


7 


....! 3 2 


110 


14 


116 


5 6 5 


1993J1 1 


2 3 1 


i 


47| 
651 


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3!....) 

41 4 


12 
17 


"io 


5 
7 


....| 21.... 

....! 3| 3 


125 

188 


' 125 


57 
50 


134 
296 


1055115 


33! 1 


25L 1 


1726|l6 


241 24| 


481 241";... -.1 


31 3 


13 


11 


5 


....| 2| 2 


203 




172 


6 75 


2079117 


551 25| 
'" $707|"$308 


119-1 ■ 25| 91 


61 4 


29 


6 


11 


....| 5| 4 


148 


70 300 


1662 
$9659! 


3501|1S 


$1412| $517! $60| $83 $51 


$371 


$143 


$142 


$45| $59| $42l$2980 


$2223!$4259 


$39559! 




7071 200! 


10531 3301 ! 791 36 






142 


211 591 2 ^l 2137 


1290! 2253 


6617 


2940 4! 




I 10SJ 

| ! 


359| 1871 60) 4l 15 

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371 


143 




24 1 141 843 

.... | .... | ....[...■. . 


933 2006 


3042) 
1 


101551 

• 






NEW ORLE/ 


WS DISTRICT 






$571 $10 


$123| $45 




$6 


$11 $23 




$11 




$5 


$4 


$301 


$275 


$400 


$7751 


$2733 


1 


1 <S 


46 


10 
46 






lj 

3| 17 


17 








1 


5| 
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290 


75 


321 

309) 


1264 
L826 


2 


24) 2 4 




3 


5 


5 


2 


:: 


30{ 15 

57) 57 


59 
123 


5 




4 
6 


1 


17 








3 




15 






201 


1229 


\ 




3 


23 




11 


11 


5 


3 


57 


430 


3100 


391 


5503 




65j 65 
31 31 


127 
64 


127 
64 


$5 


7 
3 




20 


20 


13 


13 


5 


5 


84| 


654 




2599 


5663 


6 


3 


12 


12 


5f 




3 




201 


115 100 


35 S 


1752 




52 


52 


103 


103 


37 


6 


6 


23 


23 


11 




4 


4 


167 


260 


1 7737 


9843 


.s 


101 


101 


202 


202 


r 9 r. 


11 


11 


44 


4 4 


23 


23 


9 


9 


487 


1808 


177 


9 715 


15974 


<j 


45 


2 5 


94 


47 




7 


3 


15 


15 


11 


11 


5 




79 


320 


105 


940 


2745 


1<i 


61 


61 


120 


120 




7 


7 


28 


28 


12 


12 


6 


6 


851 


240 


75 


16641 


41911 


11 


1181 118 


241 


241 


58 


13 


13 


59 


59 


25 


25 10 


10 


176l 


1116 


269 


223411 


2796-4J 


12 


36 


36| 


70 


81 




3 3 


13 


13 


6 


6 3 





44( 


339 


152 


452 


200 n 


13 


q 




10 


10 




1 


1 


2 


■ 1 


2 


21 2 


9 




2 5 


450 


117! 


640 


n 






10 


10 




1 




1 


9 


1 


9 


1 9 


9 


13 






26SI 


3301 


l . 


7 


i 




8 




4 


. . . 'J 1 




100 




125 


312j 


1176: 


16 


31|1 '. "i-51 
25) 3| 


61 


24 




4 





12 


5 


6 


,...| 3 


3 


56 


76 


168 


735 


1890- 


17 


36 


51 




1 


8 


3 


4 


....! 1 


1 


12 


50] 30 


196! 718! 


18 


$773] $6351 

1 493! 


$1425|$1194| 

1 752! 


$625| $86 
1 


$67| 

62] 


$326 


$244! 


$156| 

! 


$115| $09 
84| 


$56| 
461 


J1485I 
9411 
544 


|5989|$5226|$49,431l$87448| 

5425 10118 1634'.'' 55447 

5641 1 330821 320011 












311 I 101 




1 

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1 


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1 


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RUSTON DISTRICT. 


















u 


be 

5- 


fee 


6 


T3 


c 

03 


03 


to 


CO 




s 




"O 


V 


03 


a 


c 


G 


5 


s 


o 


o 


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Ml qj 


H 


U 0) 




S^ 


3 


33 


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COTJ 
CO CD 


CO 
CO 


«H (11 


ofa 


NAME OF CHARGE 


Otil/i 




C CO 




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O 


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6 2 

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C 


C to 
be M 


be 


I 










o 
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tin 




2^ 


0> 


Sh 


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03 O 

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d, 


CD 


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Pi 


n 


N 


o 

u 


o 
O 


o 


o 




S 

o 


1 


Alberta 


$ 23 


$ 25 


$ 157 


$ 170| 


$ 9 


I 


$40 




$57 





$ 75 




9 




150 

150 

91 

81 

100 


150 


1000 


1000| 


15 


$5| 


57 


$15 
30 
20 
10 

20 


82 

82 


1 $30 
30 
20 
12 

8 


106 
106 

85 
SI 
81 


$35 






150 


1000 


1000| 

627| 


15 


5| 

3| 
2| 
5| 


57 


30 




94 


609 


17 


47 


65 
61 
61 


25 


5 




55 
100 


544 
675 


420| 

675| 


11 
11 


47 

47 


14 
12 


6 


Cotton Valley 


7 




130 

90 

100 

120 


125 
67 
94 


870 
600 
700 


836| 

448| 
661 


15| 
15 1 


11| 
3| 
41 

10| 


57 
40 

57 


45 
11 

20 


82 
57 
82 
82 


63 
11 
31 


106 

75 
106 
106 


82 


s 




121 


q 




43| 


10 


Haughton 


118 


800 


790| 


15| 


57 


50 


60 


30| 


11 


Haynesville 


150 


117 


1000 


' 783| 


17| 


81 


65 


3S 


94 


45 


107 


521 


J 9 




210 
114 


210 
107 


1400 
766 


1400| 

71.6 


18| 
8| 


18| 
3| 


80 
35 


80 
11 


114 

49 

143 

57 

57 

187 

82 


114 
15 


150 

64 

186 

75 

75 

245 

106 


150[ 


1" 




19| 


1 \ 


Minden 


270 

79 

88 

300 

136 


270| 

61| 

93 

300 

115 


180.0 
530 

588 

2000 

900 


1S'00| 

477! 

666| 

2000| 

8 5 1 


25| 

9| 

91 

34( 

15| 


25| 
31 
3| 

13| 
5| 


100 

40 

40 

132 

57 


117 
20 
12 

63 

351 


143 
20 
15 

70 
23 


186 
26 
20 

100 
25 


1 5 




16 




1 7 




IS 


Sibley 


19 


Simsboro 


90 


76 


610 


511| 


9| 


4| 


40 


13 


57 


5 


75 


8 


20 


Winnfleld 


150 


150 


1000J 


liiliOj 


161 


111 


57 


60 


82 


73 


106 


65 


Total 


$2622 


$2477| 


$16849| 
16134 


% I i;s:{()| 


$291 1 


$i4i|<;n 


$ 6 7 $ 1 


$788 


$2116 


$934 


Total Last Year 


2591 


22191 


15495| 


281| 


141| 


1162 


631| 


1633 


721 


2086 


920 


Increase 


31 


258 


715 


1335| 


10| 


....I. 


....| 


39| 


..... 


67 


30 


14 








| 




1 


. . . ,| 


. . . .1 


10| 


....'. | 








. .1 


























SHREVEPORT DISTRICT 



Anacoco | $ 75 

Bayou Lachute 150 

Cedar Grove & L'street. . 105 

Coushatta 105 

Grand Cane 165 

Greenwood 150 

Ida 147 

Lake End | 31 

Leesville | 180 

Logansport . . j 90 

Mansfield j 347 

Many | 130 

Mooringsport I 150 

Noble '. j 90 

Pelican | 123 

Pleasant Hill Ill 

Shreveport: 1st Church.. 630 

Noel Memorial 270 

Texas Avenue 120 

Queensboro 108 

South Mansfield" | 51 

Vivian 150 

Zwolle 135 

Blanchard 



40 


$ 500 


150 


1000 


99 


700 


98 


. 700 


165 


1100 


127 


1000 


14-6 


979 


47 


219 


180 


1200 


90 


600 



337| 

125 

150 

90 

126 

111 

630 

280] 

106| 

79| 

47 

111 

135 



2250| 
870| 

1000 
600 
826 
744 

4200 

1800 
800 
720 
339 

1000 
900 
150 



Total 

Total Last Year. 

Increase 

Decrease 



$36 'if, | $3469|$24197 

3152| 2219| 22025 

4 S3 1 1250| 2172 

I; I 



$ sin 

lOOOJ 
661| 

677| 

1K0| 
853| 

1002| 
323| 

1500| 
725! 

2250| 
834| 

1000| 
600i 
S24| 
744| 

4200| 

1S00| 
7131 
570j 
318! 
7501 
9001 



$ 8| 

8| 

111 

14| 

HI 

131. 

101 

21 

14 1 

8! 

23: 

101 

10| 

' 12i 

11| 

501 

17| 

8j 

61 

71 

101 

10| 

21. 



$ 8! 

8| 

3 1 

7 1 

111 



10| 

1 
12| 

8| 
3 1 



61 
10J 

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$33| 
32] 
43! 
53j 
44| 
51| 
40 ! 
6| 
55| 
S2| 
91| 
40| 
40 
30| 
46' 
42| 

197| 
68! 
33! 
2.3 1 
231 
39| 
351 
71. 



$15j 

60| 
18| 
17| 
44] 

51| 
40| 
5| 
68| 
12| 
91| 
46| 
25| 
30| 
20| 
45| 
350| 
68| 
25| 
20 1 
15| 
20| 
411 



$236551 

20907! 

2748! 



I282| 

2561 

361 



$217|$ 

181| 

36| 



11 03 1$1 
1082| 
2L 



076! |1 
863| 1 
213| 



$471 
45| 
61| 
76 
63| 
72| 
571 

9 1 

79] 

45| 
130 

58| 

56. 

42| 

65| 

58| 
279| 

96| 

46 

34| 

36| 

•551 

49| 

5 6 8 1 $ 1 

430| 
138| 



$171 
80J 

17| 
17| 
63| 
72| 
57| 
9| 
551 
12 1 
130| 
25| 
17 
42 
25 
24| 



$60| 
59| 
781 
97| 
821 
961 
71| 
121, 

10S| 
60| 



400| 367| 



170| 190] 
75| 35| 

74| 
541 

SI I 
771 



127] 

61| 

451 

4S| 

73| 

65| 

^J 14I....J 

214|$2049|$1518| 
9391 18501 1181| 
275| 1991 337| 
•••I I'..'.-. I 



RECAPITULATION 



1 (Alexandria | $3148| $2898|$20818 



2|Baton Rouge 

3 1 Lafayette . . 

4 1 Monroe . . . . 

5|New Orleans 

6|Ruston 

7 1 Shreveport 

Total ~ 



Total Last Year 
Increase 
Decrease 



2274 
21051 
| 2484 
| 2751 
2622 
| 3635 
[$19019 
| 17897 
1 1222 
I I 



>70| 15368 
1965 14657 
2260! 16600 
2712| 16189 
2477| 16849 
3469! 24197 



$17751|124678 

16247|120905 

1504| 3773 

I 



$20141 

132421 
13745! 
15255| 
16179| 
16S30| 
236551 



$258| |116|$1000| $478|$1439| 

2641 122J 1031! 460| 1479| 

237"! 139| 925| 574| 13241 

829| 



$564|$1876| $706| 



212| 
224! 
2911 
282J 



139| 
132| 
194| 
141] 

217| 



449 

751 

670 

1104| 1026 



11521 



1178| 
1277| 
1633| 



522| 

632| 

518| 

11001 



1926| 
1638| 
1539| 
1684| 



788| 2116| 



610| 

719| 

651| 

1345| 

934| 



1568| 1274| 2049| 1518| 



119047|$1768|$1061|$6S38|$1508|$9898|$5393|12828|$64831 
1092261 1783| S86J 7170| 3831| 9770| 4589|12760| 5536) 



9&21I . 



15| 



232! 



677] I 804| 681 947) 



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Table No* III— Finance. 



X 02 



"K2 

5£ 



$34|. 
49! 
49] 
39| 

38 i. 
49j 
34| 

49! 

56 1 
^ 68| 
30! 
85 
34| 
34i 
113! 
49 
3'4 
49! 



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c 
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2 



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RUSTON DISTRICT. 



II 






$25 
20) 

151 



37| 
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Centenary College of Louisiana 

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA 

COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL COURSES 
FACULTY OF WELL EQUIPPED CHRISTIAN MEN 

Spring Term Opens March 1 4. Fall Term Opens September 20 

Write for information - - REV. R. H. WYNN, President. 



TKe SoutH's Greatest BooKstores 

Will supply you quickly with any book you want at the lowest possible 
price. Write us for catalog and prices before buying elsewhere 

PUBLISHING HOUSE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH 

SMITH & LAMAR, Agents. 

NASHVILLE, TENN. DALLAS, TEX. RICHMOND, VA. 



ALWAYS 

BUY 



LUMBER 

FROM 

W. W. CARR£ CO., Ltd. 



Wholesale 
or Retail 



NEW ORLEANS. 



Established 1852 



816 Hibernia Building 



...WERLEIN PIANOS... 

THE BEST IN THE WORLD FOR THE PRICE 
PHILIP WERLEIN, Ltd. 605 Canal St., New Orleans, La. 

METHODIST BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION 

A Southern Methodist Life Insurance Brotherhood. 

1. Issue Benefit Certificates on Five Plans,"i. e., Whole Life. 20-Premium Life, 
Endowment at 70, Term to 60, for widows, orphans and dependents, and Disabil- 
ity or Old Age to provide for member himself when he becomes disabled, super- 
annuate or attains to age seventy. L'. Has paid to date over $170,000 to widows, 
orphans and disabled. 3. Gives insurance at cost and has accummulated a reserve 
fund of nearly $G0,000 and has saved to members by low premiums approximately 
$75 000. 

Write J. H. SHUMAKER, Secretary, - .'■_'._ Nashville, Tenn. 

Care Methodist Publishing lions,'. 



MANSFIELD FEMALE COLLEGE 

MANSFIELD, LOUISIANA 



A school with some definite objects: To furnish a distinctly Christian 
atmosphere and environment; To teach not only the texts of the secular school 
as well or better, but to teach an open Bible; to train our girls in regular and 
systematic physical and mental habits; To offer honest Courses to honest stu- 
dents for honest work; To set proper and worthy goals for the individual girl's 
life and for the community and race life of which sh^ is a dependent unit. 

Graduates of Teachers' Course exempt from examination for First Grade 
Certificate. Exceptional advantages in Music, Art, and Domestic Science. 

Hot and cold water baths free to all. Gas heat in every room. Electric 
and gas lighting. Entire building screened. Beautiful campus. 

Faculty members from best institutions. Accredited Junior College. Ex- 
penses from $210 to $«°»00 per year. Patronage increased 200 per cent in four 
years, and now the largest ever known. Run on business principles. MERIT 
WINS. 

R. E. BOBBITT, President. 



OF COURSE 



Nearly all Methodists know, and ail of them should know, that the earn- 
ings of the Publishing House cannot be devoted to any other purpose than the 
support, of the superannuates and their widows and orphans. 

This is Your Business 

Try sending all your orders to us this year. If all the Methodists will do 
this it will double the usefulness of the House. 

CATALOGUE AND PRICE LISTS AND OTHER INFORMATION ON REQUEST. 



ORDER FROM THE NEAREST HOUSE 



SMITH & LAMAR, Agents 

PUBLISHING HOUSE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH 

DALLAS, TEX. RICHMOND, VA. NASHVILLE, TENN. 



MAYER ISRAEL & CO. 

7 1 4-7 16 Canal Street, New Orleans 

ClotHes for Man or Boy - 

The Best That Men Can Make 

ANGELUS 

... Cough and Whooping Cough Syrup ... 

Contains no habit forming drugs 

For Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis and Whooping 
Cough. Prepared by Dr. Angell, New Orleans, La. 
Price 25 and 50 cents. Ask your Druggist. 

LUZIANNE COFFEE 



IT'S GOOD ALL THE TIME 



The Reily-Taylor Company, New Orleans 



CITY BANK AND TRUST CO. 

Conveniently Located 

9 

122 CAKONDELET STREET 
Pays 4 c /c on Savings New Orleans 




Would be pleased to send by parcel 
post or express such orders out of the 
city as I might be favored with. We al- 
ways allow the clergy 10% discount and 
would take great pleasure in furnish; 
Mo. in £ them with hats, prepaying express 
charges. 

MEYER the HATTER 

116 St. Charles St., N. O. 



AN INSTITUTION distributing only DEPENDABLE Merchandise, buying 

for cash, giving its patrons full benefit of its saving methods of merchandising, en- 
deavoring to give unequaled service, maintaining a reputation for absolute fairness 
and unquestioned reliability, and selling at one consistently low price to all 



The Hearne D ry Goods C o., Ltd. 

524-530 TEXAS STREET SHREVEPORT, LA. 

AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK 

AND 

American Bank and Trust Co. 

4 Per Cent INTEREST ON SAVINGS 
Shreveport, La. 

WHEN YOU NEED CLOTHING 

CALL ON 

The Stag Clothing Company 

Opposite Post Office SHREVEPORT, La. 

When in town make our store your headquarters 



A BANK FOR THE PEOPLE 



LOUISIANA'S FOR ±!± THE PEOP - E 

SECO * D LARGEST 

national bank Commercial 

National Bank 



Total Resources over 
Kleven Million Dollars 



of Shreveport 



START THE CHILDREN 



on Life's Journey With a Savings Account. 
A Knowledge of Thrift Early in Life Will 
Help Them Form Habits That Will Be of 
Lasting Benefit. 

YOU CAN START WITH $1.00 

WHITNEY-CENTRAL TRUST AND 
SAVINGS BANK, 



St. Charles and Gravier Sts. 
8132 Oak Street. 



Chattres and Iberville Sts. 
Dauphine and Piety Streets 



NEW ORLEANS, LA. 



FOR SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS 
A HOUSE OF QUALITY 

Holmes Store of New Orleans solicits the 
patronage of those who discriminate in 
favor of Quality in merchandise. 

By making any purchase here you close 
every possible avenue of regret. 

MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED 



D. H. Holmes Co. 

L i m i t e' d 

Established Aprils, 1842 



<PARIz NEW YORK LONDON 

and FLORENCE 



BERLIN 



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